Forgotten by history and largely neglected by archaeology, Nubia's cities have lain buried for centuries, harboring priceless secrets of a civilization that once rivaled Egypt. Once a powerful, sprawling presence in Northern Africa, the ancient kingdom of Nubia now lies buried beneath mounds of red brick rubble in the Sudan. Join world renowned archaeologists Julie Andersen and Salah Ahmed as they unearth Dangeil – a thriving Nubian city that once sat at the juncture of several prominent trade routes.
Marie Antoinette will tell the intensely human story of the often misunderstood monarch who was beheaded during the turbulence and horror of the French revolution. The story of a callous monarch, swept to her death in the torrent of the French Revolution. It is also the tale of a fragile young woman struggling to find herself during one of the most turbulent moments in human history. Marie Antoinette, the young and beautiful Austrian princess who was strategically married into the most prestigious monarchy in Europe, was to become the symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century aristocracy and was to be France’s last queen.
Based on new and exclusive forensic evidence, this new special reveals a darker and more ruthless side to the Queen of Egypt, traditionally mythologised for her beauty, her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and, finally, her suicide.
Newly discovered clues surrounding the 3,000 year-old mystery of the disappearance of Queen Nefertiti – history’s most beloved yet despised queen. With unprecedented access to previously unidentified, unearthed mummies, National Geographic is conducting groundbreaking new tests in an attempt to find Nefertiti’s remains. Discover the truths surrounding her disappearance, what happened to her body and who or what killed the once-powerful Queen.
Niall Ferguson asks why it was that Western civilization, from inauspicious roots in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. Ferguson reveals the killer apps of the West’s success – competition, science, the property owning democracy, modern medicine, the consumer society and the Protestant work ethic – the real explanation of how, for five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion’s share of the earth’s resources.
The deadliest weapon on the battlefield is neither bullet nor gun. It's the lone sniper. Journey inside the science and psychology behind the greatest shots in military history, through the scope of the world's most extreme marksmen. The missions, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan.
"If the existing order is founded on the arbitrary will of evil men who can twist the law to their own ends, then it is the role of the outlaw to seek redress and justice by other means". The Robin Hood legends form part of a corpus of outlaw stories which date from around the reign of King John. Two other key outlaws, Fulk fitzWarin and Eustace the Monk, were historical figures whose lives can be clearly identified at this time, but Robin Hood himself is much more problematical.