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Drain the Oceans dives deep into the unknown; a truly epic, truly original series that takes underwater adventure and earth science illustration into a whole new era. Ambitious exploration, advances in scientific research, and innovative technology mean Earth Science and History step forward to expose hidden evidence of the most amazing undersea mysteries, as never seen before.


  • Drain The Oceans: Drain America's Last Slave Ship
    Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the crucial component in the Atlantic Slave Trade: the slave ship. An armoured, floating fortress operating for over four centuries, capturing and transporting over 12 million Africans, who were sold and forced to work in brutal conditions in the New World. By draining we reveal the cruel technology on-board, gain an insight into the horrific conditions and ID a wreck in Alabama that could be the last ever slave ship to bring Africans to American soil.
  • Drain The Oceans: Drain The Atomic Ghost Fleet
    Using the latest sonar technology, a hi-tech expedition maps Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to reveal the world's only nuclear battlefield. Telling the story of USA's atomic experiments and the warships they destroyed - including a submarine and a mighty aircraft carrier. This is the explosive story of the dawn of the Nuclear Age, and the birth of the Cold War. ?
  • Drain The Oceans: Drain Egypt's Sunken City
    Historic texts tell of a mighty Ancient Egyptian city in the Nile delta. Celebrated as a trade hub and visited by Greek gods it mysteriously disappears from history in the 2nd century BC. After 2000 years existing only in legend we drain away the waters of the Mediterranean to reveal this metropolis in all its former glory. Using cutting edge technology and archeological data to finally unravel the mystery behind its extraordinary rise to international fame and the terrifying events that led to its destruction.
    Next Showing:  
    Monday 19 April 2021 at 6:00AM - National Geographic
    Monday 19 April 2021 at 6:00PM - National Geographic

    Saturday 24 April 2021 at 1:00AM - National Geographic
  • Drain The Oceans: Drain The American Revolution
    In lakes and rivers of the modern United States, teams of explorers are discovering forgotten shipwrecks from the American Revolution. By combing their data with cutting-edge computer-graphics the water is drained away to reveal them to light of the day after 240 years at the bottom. The modern investigation into the wrecks details reveals startling new evidence about a nation's against-all-odds battle for independence.
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    Sunday 25 April 2021 at 10:00PM - National Geographic
    Monday 26 April 2021 at 2:00AM - National Geographic

    Monday 26 April 2021 at 6:00AM - National Geographic



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