The Assyrians were the first people to employ a standing army, using recruits from conquered nations to put 200,000 men in the field. The Assyrians' best-known development was their use of two-wheeled chariots and cavalry.
February 28, 2011 1:11 PM
It is that the universe and all of the matter and energy out of which we are created was created in a great explosion about 15 billion years ago. This was the big bang. Most scientists will agree with this but there are a few, experts in the field, who understand that we still really donít know. Most of us are intrigued by questions to do with the origin and evolution of the universe. Where do we come from? Where are we going?
February 28, 2011 1:04 PM
At the mention of the word vampire, images of bloody fangs, dark capes, and a man with a hideous, spooky laugh immediately come to mind. From wooden stakes to garlic apotropes to ancient burial rituals, Vampire Secrets explores how this long-standing myth has been interpreted by different cultures around the world. These conventional images, born from countless vampire films over the years, are most commonly associated with Irish writer Bram Stoker and his iconic 1897 novel Dracula. However, despite the popularity and influence of this celebrated nineteenth-century tome, the vampire myth dates back more than 1,000 years, long before Stoker ever put pen to paper.
February 26, 2011 11:46 AM
Matter of Heart is a compelling portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity reached far beyond the sometimes exclusive realm of psychiatry into redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become. More than a linear biography, the film presents a fuller perspective on this humanist, healer, friend, and mentor, through the skillful interweaving of rare home movies, valuable archival footage, and a wealth of interviews
February 26, 2011 11:35 AM
THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS-480 BC At Salamis Bay, the Golden Age began when the Greeks expel the Persians, sinking 200 Persian ships while losing only 40 of their own. Themistocles not only was not rewarded for his victory, but was removed as Athen's leader for being too arrogant.
February 25, 2011 11:53 AM
Learn how Google came to dominate the search industry and turn it into a profit machine and see where itís taking its next step. This is the fascinating story of how two grad students, in barely a decade, took a one-time research project and turned it into a global technology powerhouse changing the way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other.
February 23, 2011 11:57 AM
Angels are found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Yet, angels, or divine helpers, were also found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and played a major influence upon the ideas regarding angels within the key religions themselves.The origin of angels in history is quite complicated to figure out, due to angels or similar spirit beings being found within many cultures around the globe.
February 23, 2011 12:09 AM
Islamic fascism enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programs, key figures tell the inside story. The documentary looks at the relationship between Iran and the countries of the west and features interviews with politicians who have played significant roles in events involving Iran, Europe and the United States since 1979. Three part documentary series shown in February 2009 on BBC to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution.
February 22, 2011 11:45 PM
Documentary about the legendary tank man and surrounding events of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protestors from in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The man achieved widespread international recognition due to the videotape and photographs taken of the incident.
February 22, 2011 11:59 AM
You are about to witness a controversial experiment. One that delves deep into the human brain. Six ordinary people will face total sensory deprivation, all in the name of science. Using the latest technology and a all to real simulation, scientists hope to answer a question as old as imprisonment itself. What happens inside your brain when you are left truly alone?
February 21, 2011 9:51 PM