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A team of researchers attempt to piece together what famous lost cities may have looked like, using excavation evidence and historical documents, and then re-create them with computer graphics.
Season 2, Episode 19
The ruins of the ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias, which is located near what is now Geyre, Turkey, are explored. The city was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
Season 2, Episode 18
Examining the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, and evidence of sections that have been lost to time. Also: stories of a second building made with black marble.
Season 2, Episode 17
The world of the buccaneers who terrorized the Caribbean is explored through historical documents and archaeological artifacts.
Season 2, Episode 16
Examining Russia during the reign of the first tsar, Ivan the Terrible (1530-84).
Season 2, Episode 15
A history of airships includes their use in war.
Season 2, Episode 14
A trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, to search for evidence that Robert Louis Stevenson's classic “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was based on true events.
Season 2, Episode 13
The Soviet Union during the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin is explored.
Season 2, Episode 12
Examining the Hittite empire and the ruins of its capital, Hattusha, located in modern Turkey.
Season 2, Episode 11
Chicago sites connected with Al Capone and his criminal activities during the Prohibition era are explored.
Season 2, Episode 10
Sites associated with Vikings and their invasion of Britain and northern France in the 8th century are re-created.
Season 2, Episode 9
Places associated with corruption in the Old West are explored.
Season 2, Episode 6
The secret structures of the Cold War, created to defend the nation against attack, are explored. Included: missile sites; hidden cities; and nuclear facilities.
Season 2, Episode 8
Examining the section of Belfast, Ireland, that was devoted to building the Titanic. Included: recalling its numerous workers and specially constructed docks.
Season 2, Episode 7
Architectural achievements during the reign of Herod the Great, king of Judea, are examined. Included: the Second Temple, which is often called Herod's Temple.
Season 2, Episode 5
Examining places associated with Henry VIII; and his architectural legacy, both good and bad. Included: Hampton Court; Westminster Abbey.
Season 2, Episode 3
Examining the ancient Jewish stronghold of Masada, located on a rocky plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, where Romans laid seige only to find the defenders had committed mass suicide.
Season 2, Episode 4
Places associated with the Cold War are explored, including missile sites and the ruins of nuclear facilities.
Season 2, Episode 2
A tour of the Indian village of Khajuraho, known for its many temples covered with erotic carvings.
Season 2, Episode 1
In the second-season opener, the Seven Wonders of the World are explored.
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