Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Videos

The very land we call "ours" once belonged to others. How did ancient people live on that land? What was important to them? Are we more alike than we are different? Explore this collection to find answers.

Great things were expected of Attila, even when he was young.

Ephialtes, having betrayed his own side, told the Persians how to outflank Leonidas.

Historians today rely on Beowulf to reconstruct long halls in ancient Anglo-Saxon villages.

The sole surviving manuscript of Britains national epic, about a Dark Ages hero, is now maintained at the British Library.

Burial mounds, in Britain, play a role in Beowulfs death.

Iron-Age mummies, naturally formed in peat bogs thousands of years ago, provide evidence of life during ancient times.

When scientists working in the Hammond Lab, at Jurassic World, decide to "create" a new hybrid dinosaur, they use the DNA of a South American predator...

This video depicts the beautiful, pastoral scene at the Jiuzhaigou waterfalls.

The Roman Colosseum was an engineering feat for its day.

After Alexander the Great died, his extensive empire was fought-over by three of his generals.

Combat, at the time of the battle of Thermopylae, was hand-to- hand.

  When invading Spaniards conquered the Incas, who were living in South America, their actions led to one of history's turning points.  To...

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