Next Episode of Unearthed is
Season 9 / Episode 3 and airs on 17 May 2021 01:00
Unearthed decodes mysteries and combines scientific investigations with CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of iconic structures and monuments from around the globe -- ancient and present-day. The show explores how they were designed, built, used, and in some cases, lost and rediscovered. At critical points in each episode, stunning "blow apart" CGI animation deconstructs the structures to reveal hidden anatomy while exploring the secret history of each edifice, immersing us in the age and culture in which they were constructed.Archeologists travel to various parts of the world, in search of ancient secrets of mysterious civilizations. From the tallest pyramids to an underwater city, experts take viewers on an unforgettable journey.Unearthed fuses elements of engineering, history, geology, and archaeology, revealing the deepest secrets of each structure. We'll see the latest technology used to solve mysteries such as how the Parthenon still stands against earthquakes; how sticky rice was used to build the Great Wall of China; and what sacred secret lies beneath the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza.They may be older structures, but scientists and archaeologists use the latest technology including LiDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, and 3D printing techniques to reveal secrets of the past in ways that weren't possible before. Unearthed shows the future of science and technology are key to understanding our past, and without these developments, we wouldn't be able to unravel some of the world's greatest mysteries.
Surrounded by a mysterious trench, only one Egyptian pyramid, the Pyramid of Lahun, was ever constructed to look like it floats on water. Using pioneering drone-scanning technology, experts decode the ancient secrets of the pharaoh Senusret II that are locked inside its hidden tunnels.
Deep in the Iraqi desert, the world's only ziggurat towers over the remains of the first civilization ever known in human history, armed with pioneering satellite imagery, experts investigate the dark mysteries behind this massive, ancient structure.
The sprawling city of Persepolis was the capital of the first imperial civilization that conquered most of the known ancient world; now, experts use advanced forensic archaeology to reveal the secrets behind Persia's mysterious and dominating metropolis.
The Valley of the Queens is a vast necropolis near the Valley of the Kings concealing some of Egypt's most miraculous tombs and powerful women; now, investigators use cutting-edge tech to explore lost tunnels and uncover the enigmatic secrets behind these ancient pharaohs.
The decapitated statues of Mount Nemrut and their eventual destruction have mystified experts for centuries; now, archaeologists decode cryptic inscriptions and use innovative geophysical analysis to reveal the mystery behind this ancient megastructure.
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