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Season 4 / Episode 8 and airs on 27 October 2021 02:00
Skyscrapers loom overhead, taxis honk their horns and street vendors shout as they peddle their wares. But the buzz of the city above is nothing compared to the powerful pull of the past and the amazing secrets simmering just beneath one's feet! We travelled hundreds of feet beneath the pavement to reveal hidden worlds that literally make up the foundations of today's greatest cities.Engineers, architects, and archaeologists leave the metropolitan chaos behind to travel deep beneath the city streets into the meandering tunnels, abandoned subway lines, hidden water supplies, dank dungeons, eerie tombs, clandestine hideouts, and forgotten cities that have been lost to the hands of time (or purposely hidden for more sinister reasons...).Combining the stunning visuals of high definition video and state of the art computer graphics, Cities of the Underworld turns history upside-down. The construction and engineering of subterranean structures are brought to life and detail how a modern city miraculously doesn't collapse onto the one below. Whether it is Rome, London, Paris or New York these vibrant cities teeming with life, not roped off excavation sites deep in the desert.
In the third-season opener, Don Wildman explores London, England, above and below ground to uncover its violent crimes, extreme poverty, and lawlessness during the chaotic Victorian period.
Host Don Wildman discovers what it was like to live through World War II's Battle of Okinawa by exploring the Japanese defenders' tunnels, caves, and bunkers. He dives to the USS Emmons, a destroyer sunk off Okinawa's coast.
Host Don Wildman travels to Sicily to trace the Mafia's roots back to a secret vigilante society in an underground network that was created to put corrupt city officials on trial and execute the guilty. Included: the escape route of a mob boss; a bone crypt; and bunkers used during World War II by the Axis powers.
Host Don Wildman explores underground Las Vegas, including secret surveillance centers for casinos, underground vaults, and tunnels used during the Prohibition era.
Don Wildman travels to Belgium where he explores the subterranean web of World War 1 trenches and bunkers.
Explore life beneath the streets in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Host Don Wildman tracks down subterranean secrets from Europe's Dark Ages, including a secret society's immense quarries, Templar torture chambers, and the tunnels of medieval "ghost knights."
Host Don Wildman explores underground Los Angeles, including Charles Manson's subterranean hideaways, tunnels used by corrupt cops, the subway system, and military bunkers.
Host Don Wildman explores ancient Rome, focusing on places associated with gladiators, including the Colosseum, brothels, and crypts. Also: a school where gladiators learned how to fight and survive.
Christianity evolves in unique ways in Ethiopia's ancient underground engineering marvels and remote, cliffhanging caves; emperors tombs; subterranean cathedrals; the Queen of Sheba's buried palace; possible site of the Ark of the Covenant.
Host Don Wildman explores underground San Francisco, including an ammunition depot, a former repository for nuclear missiles, Civil War fortifications beneath Alcatraz, and tunnels below Chinatown.
Host Don Wildman explores ancient structures buried beneath the desert sands of Egypt and the streets of Cairo, examines how these engineering marvels survived invasions, and discovers a tomb filled with 2,000-year-old mummies. Also examined: the Book of the Dead and a step pyramid built a century before the Giza pyramids.
A history marked by conquest and conflict leaves a rich mythology of gods and men beneath the soil of Turkey. Host Don Wildman focuses on the remnants from invasions and travelers on the trade routes plus investigating the truth behind legends of the Trojan War.
Host Don Wildman explores underground Sydney, including a 19th-century prison, caves that were once home to fugitive outlaws, and gold mines. Also, a secret World War II storage place for chemical weapons is toured by those who once worked there.
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