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  • The Alhambra: The Watchtower show

    The Alhambra: The Watchtower

    Discover the secrets of the Alhambra’s defences and explore the watchtower – the anchor for the planned Muslim fortress.

    (02:57)
  • The Alhambra: Water show

    The Alhambra: Water

    How did the Alhambra get water for survival? Find out how the practical uses of water created a beautiful oasis in the heart...

    (02:58)
  • Petra: Water in the Desert show

    Petra: Water in the Desert

    Discover how the Nabutian builders of Petra transported water through the scorching desert using terracotta pipes, and...

    (02:59)
  • Petra: Al Khazneh show

    Petra: Al Khazneh

    Al Khazneh is Petra’s architectural highlight. Find out about the engineering genius behinds its construction and who...

    (04:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: The Dome show

    St Pauls Cathedral: The Dome

    The most iconic element of St Paul’s is the mighty dome of St Paul’s, topped by a gold cross 111 metres above the ground....

    (02:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire

    Discover the secrets behind the building of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the iconic landmarks of London and how its...

    (04:52)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Water Problems show

    Machu Picchu: Water Problems

    How did the residents of Machu Picchu get the water needed to survive in a hostile, mountainous, environment? Find out how...

    (02:59)
  • Angkor Wat show

    Angkor Wat

    Home to more than 1 million people in the twelfth century and larger than any European Cathedral, Angkor Wat remains one of...

    (00:53)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained show

    Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained

    Find out why the gigantic moat surrounding Angkor Wat was so important in the construction of this ancient megastructure,...

    (03:00)
  • Wren’s Best Building show

    Wren’s Best Building

    What was Sir Christopher Wren’s best building? Find out what building trumps St. Paul’s Cathedral as his major...

    (01:19)
  • Building Through History show

    Building Through History

    Discover how the pyramids, Victorian railways and Wembley stadium are all connected. Confused? Alistair Lenczner from...

    (01:19)
  • Gospel of Judas show

    Gospel of Judas

    The theological implications of this important biblical document are explored by scholars and scientists.

    (01:04)
  • Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel speaks about his TV viewing habits show

    Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel speaks about his TV viewing habits

    During an interview with National Geographic to discuss the upcoming Stonehenge Decoded special, Nigel Tufnel opens up about...

    (01:29)
  • Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel on why aliens didn't build Stonehenge show

    Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel on why aliens didn't build Stonehenge

    Watch Nigel Tufnel's unorthodox theory on how Stonehenge was built with the help of dinosaur saliva and why aliens didn't...

    (01:40)
  • Stonehenge Decoded “Fantastic Finds” show

    Stonehenge Decoded “Fantastic Finds”

    Explore the latest, fantastic finds around Stonehenge that have amazed experts – and could re-write the history books.

    (03:07)
  • Stonehenge “The Place Of Healing Theory” show

    Stonehenge “The Place Of Healing Theory”

    Was Stonehenge the ‘Lourdes’ of its day? It’s an alternative idea that our expert Mike Parker Pearson thinks could be in...

    (01:50)
  • Stonehenge  - The Celestial Computer Theory show

    Stonehenge - The Celestial Computer Theory

    Many believe that the ancient stones not only marked, but predicted astronomical phenomena. Find out why the alignments of...

    (02:13)
  • Behind the Scenes show

    Behind the Scenes

    Go behind the scenes with Chris Barrie during the making of Britain's Greatest Machines.

    (03:29)