Befejezett / kaszált 2021.12 - 2021.02 | 45 perc @ZDFinfo , DE
Alkotók: Kim Lask, Patrick Dickinson, Nicky Traversin, Justin Rickette
Galéria Alisdair Simpson (Narrator), Mary-Ann Ochota (Social Anthropologist), Iszi Lawrence (Historian), Jeffrey Rose (Archaeologist), Robert R. Cargill (Assoc. Prof. of Classics and Religious Studies), Iain Stewart (Geologist), Helen Farr (Maritime Archaeologist), Naoíse Mac Sweeney (Professor of Archaeology)
Eight thousand years ago, a lush paradise, home to mammoth, deer, and societies of hunter-gatherers connected Britain and mainland Europe - Doggerland. But this stone age Eden no longer exists. It was wiped out by a single devastating event, leaving it hidden beneath the waves of the North Sea for nearly 8,000 years. Slowly archaeology is revealing what life would have been like in this mesolithic paradise. But also how these people struggled to survive as their world was lost beneath the waves.
The biblical story of Sodom. It's stood for thousands of years as a powerful lesson of the perils of wickedness. According to the Bible, the men of Sodom were so wicked that God destroyed the city in a shower of fire and brimstone. But did the city of Sodom ever exist and could it be possible to locate? At Tall el-Hammam, in modern day Jordan, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a once thriving bronze age city, destroyed by some cataclysmic event, that they believe is the city of Sodom.
In 373 BCE the classical Greek city of Helike disappeared beneath the waves. Its destruction was so catastrophic that the only way the Greek authors could make sense of it was to blame it on the supernatural - Poseidon destroyed the city. It's hauntingly similar to the myth of another Ancient civilization lost beneath the waves - Atlantis. Helike's location is one of the greatest mysteries in archaeology, but could it be possible to rediscover the lost city and could Helike actually be Atlantis?
In 2334 BCE the Akkadians conquered and united the Sumerian city state kingdoms to create the world's first empire. The Akkadian's ruled over much of Mesopotamia, what is now modern day Iraq, Syria and Turkey, but after only 140 years the Akkadian Empire fractured. Entire regions of Mesopotamia descended into chaos and the Akkadian Empire's very existence was lost to history. Now archaeologists scour the Middle East searching for information about how they became so powerful and why they collapsed.
In modern day Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Greece some of the greatest Bronze Age Civilizations rose to power. The Hittite Empire, the Mycenaeans, the all powerful Egyptian Empire. But in 1,200 BCE they imploded and the Bronze Age period of history collapsed. What, or who, was to blame? Evidence from across this region point to wave after wave of marauders invading from the sea right at the point the Bronze Age Collapse occurred. They've become known as the Sea People. Could they be responsible?
Between 250 and 900 CE the Maya civilization built some of the most spectacular cities in history. They perfected mathematics, astronomy, architecture and the calendar. However, there was also a dark side — evidence of human sacrifices and war. But from around 900 CE the Maya's luck ran out and their great cities were largely abandoned. Were their gods displeased? Archaeologists scour the jungles of Central America looking for clues to help explain the spectacular collapse of the Maya Civilization.