What happened to Amelia Earhart when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean more than 70 years ago? One man thinks he not only knows the answer, but is on the trail to finding her.
The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly "holy," first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes: it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chrétien's story attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the later 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who makes the grail a great precious stone that fell from the sky. The Grail legend became interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice. The connection with Joseph of Arimathea and with vessels associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus, dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late 12th century) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain.
Time - what is it? St. Augustine wrote, "What, then, is time? If no one asks me, I know. But if I want to explain it to someone, I do not know." Perhaps we should ask: Did time have a beginning? A very old question, indeed. But how can we imagine a world before time began? If we count backwards beyond the clock, beyond the calendar, three and a half billion years, we arrive at our own beginning -
This Blu-ray shows you detailed and true-to-scale replicas of the treasures of the Pharaoh's tomb just as Howard Carter had originally discovered them. Now, more than 3,000 years later, you can see the tomb of the Pharaoh, immense treasures and ancient mysteries in a sensational reconstruction in stereoscopic 3D.
Anthropologist Jeff Salz investigates lesser-known myths surrounding the fate of Jesus, examining the discovery of an Indian tomb some claim may have contained Christ's remains. Assessing suggestions that he may have survived the Crucifixion and ended his days in India, or travelled there with traders during the undocumented portion of his life, Salz considers why many Kashmiris believe Jesus had an impact on their country.
Al Capone was born to Italian immigrant parents on January 17, 1899 in New York City. He moved to Chicago in 1919, and there he became a notable criminal figure and gangster. He played large parts in gambling, alcohol, and prostitution rackets. In 1925, after an assassination attempt on former head Johnny Torrio, Capone took control of the Chicago Outfit, of which he had served as the second in command. He was listed on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list, sold alcohol during the Prohibition era, planned the St. Valentine's Day massacre, and was eventually indicted and convicted of income tax evasion in 1931.
An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
"Pet Shop Boys filmed live in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, at the end of their 1994 Discovery tour of Singapore, Austrailia and Latin America. They perform many of their biggest hits from West End Girls to Go West, with dancers and films before a wildly enthusiastic Brazilian audience." Setlist. 1. Tonight Is Forever 2. I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind Of Thing 3. Always On My Mind 4. Domino Dancing 5. To Speak Is A Sin 6. One In A Million / Mr. Vain 7. Paninaro 8. Rent 9. Suburbia 10. King’s Cross 11. So Hard 12. Left To My Own Devices / Rhythm Of The Night 13. Absolutely Fabulous 14. Liberation 15. West End Girls 16. Can You Forgive Her? 17. Girls And Boys 18. It's A Sin / I Will Survive 19. Go West 20. Go West (Reprise) 21. Being Boring
Join host Darren McGavin to search for the truth about a stunning archeological find. Is a giant 5,000-year-old wooden ship complete with animal stalls and cages Noah's Ark as some claim? Over 200 cultures around the globe tell the same story: A flood; a large boat; animals; a few select survivors. Coincidence or historical fact? New scientific investigations provide amazing new discoveries.
Documentarian Walter Dominguez turns his lens on his family when a faded photo leads him to explore his Mexican-born grandfather's life. What Walter learns is shocking -- that behind the pacifist preacher once lurked a revolutionary.
It describes the emperor's ceremonial life, the stultifying world of his concubines, eunuchs and palace maids, and the devastating impact of the West in the late 19th century. A new chapter deals with the treasures and paintings collected under imperial patronage their dramatic dispersal, painstaking recovery and restoration and ends in the triumphant establishment of the Palace Museum.Introduction by pre-eminent China scholar Jonathan Spence; explains the rich history of the home of the Chinese emperor; draws on previously inaccessible information in Beijing; explores the lifestyles behind the Forbidden City's walls; extensive quotes from early days, including views from palace maids and eunuchs; detailed map of the Forbidden City's layout.
As the camera lingers lovingly on the works of the Italian Renaissance's great master, Leonardo da Vinci, art historians discuss his paintings (such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper), along with his genius in other areas. Displaying his drawings of parachutes and flying machines, this engrossing documentary also delves into da Vinci's talents as an architect, draftsman, engineer, inventor, mathematician, philosopher and more.
This exciting documentary gives you an in-depth look into the creation and first expedition of the COBDR. Follow a group of riders on large adventure touring motorcycles including KTM 990 Adventures, Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z, and a BMW R1200GS, tackle some of the toughest terrain while traversing the beautiful Colorado backcountry.
Journey into a secret world where aeronautical dreams become military reality. Particle ray beam weapons, quiet supersonic flight, magnetic levitation and hyper-speed engines are all part of the technology that promises cutting-edge aircraft for 21st century combat. Learn how UCAVs - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles - are poised to take the preeminent role in future air combat with their ability to undertake missions too dangerous for human pilots, striking land and air targets with robotic precision. Without the burden of designing for a human pilot, engineers of these robot planes - like Northrop's radical X-47 - are able to achieve some truly space-age designs. Witness the latest applications of stealth technology in aircraft like the F-22 Raptor, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Boeing's out-of-this-world "Bird of Prey."
Two young men meet and fall in love in Disneyland.
Computer programmer/beekeeper Jacob gets a "television" implanted in his brain by a race of telekinetic bees, which causes him to experience severe hallucinations. (Includes: Mesopotamian bees, souls living inside weapons, the land of the dead in the Moon, Cain, the Trinity site, the tower of Babel, and a planet TV transmitting the dead of the future inside the Garden of Eden Cave which are giant bees, a Supranormal Film Society trying to capture the dead on film in the 1920's, the letter X, missiles turning into flying saucers, a beekeeper who is murdered by his own bees, and the cities of the dead)
Why did the team behind "The Smoking Tire" decide to drive 600 miles, off-road, in a cheap car that they bought over the phone? Is it because they have deep knowledge of outdoor survival and automotive maintenance? No. Definitely not. They did it because away from roads, street signs, people, and police, they would be free to experience every aspect of driving; the good, the bad, and the ugly. There's no one to say, "Don't stand on that moving car." or "Don't run into that." or, "That seems really stupid." If you love cars, total vehicular freedom is your idea of heaven. This series is about 4 guys testing the limits of automobiles, and bringing them to heaven.
World Report cameras have had unique access to the mission of Shuttle Discovery. From the events leading up to the STS-114 launch, to the touchdown of the spacecraft, relive this historic series of events through the eye of HDNet's high definition cameras.
A fantastical - but factual - journey to the Centre of the Earth
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery tells the remarkable story of the entire Corps of Discovery – not just of the two Captains, but the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark’s African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacajawea, who brought along her infant son. As important to the story as these many characters, however, was the spectacular land itself, and the promises it held.
Discovery Kids Ultimate Guide to the Awesome is a documentary show on Discovery Kids, hosted by Zach Fehst. It is similar to The Ultimate Guide that airs on Discovery Channel. Each episode lasts 60 minutes. In each episode, a "Mega-Magnifier" - a device used to scan how things occur - is employed to examine various topics.
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.
A documentary series hosted by John Rhys-Davies based on the articles published in the magazine "Archaeology".
Wings was an hour-long televised aviation history documentary series which aired on the Discovery Channel family of networks.
How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? Why did the ferocious warriors of Mongolia wear silk underwear? And how did wood block printing bring about a revolution in Japan and in European culture? These intriguing questions are investigated in Artifacts, a series that explores the origins and hidden connections among the art and artifacts of the great cultures and belief systems across Asia - on a journey through time and across continents from India to Thailand, China and Japan - to understand the impact of calligraphy, porcelain, architecture, metallurgy, wood block printing and silk on Asian history and on the history of the world in general.
Complex and deeply mysterious, the human brain is an odyssey unto itself. Take this journey into the inner workings of the mind with the guidance of scientist Dr. David Suzuki, the host of this Discovery Channel documentary. This series explores the way the brain evolves from birth to adulthood; how memory works; how humans recover from brain injury; and the origins of creativity and identity.
This series of programmes consists of episodes which profile evil men throughout history who have used their power to torture, kill, maim and eradicate millions of people.