4.00 p.m. |HISTU| Seven Wonders
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Statue of
Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Hanging
Gardens of Babylon, and the Pharos of Alexandria. Of the Seven
Wonders, only the Great Pyramid remains. Why did ancient scholars
select these sites? What can the crumbled remains say about those who
built them?

8.00 p.m. |HISTU| Vandals
We join the Vandals as they infiltrate the Roman borders in northern
Gaul, and sweep into Spain, burning and pillaging everything in their
path. This ragged, homeless tribe launches the largest ever sea-borne
movement of the barbarian peoples making their name synonymous with
lawless destruction, looting and terror. As their great leader,
Gaiseric, and his blood-thirsty son, Huneric ravage North Africa, and
eventually Rome, itself, we see them face the crushing military of
the Roman Empire, the devious trickery of Roman General Aetius, and
the devout beliefs of the Holy Roman Church.

8.00 p.m. |HISTC| Engineering an Empire: The Persians
The Persian Empire is one of the most mysterious major civilizations
in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Achaemenid
king, Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural
tolerance that became the hallmark of Persian rule.The empire that
Cyrus left behind expanded to India and Greece under the reign of
Darius I, who built the capital of Persepolis. Among the engineering
feats of the Persian Empire were an innovative system of water
management accomplished with simple tools; a cross-continent paved
roadway stretching 1500 miles that made travel safe and communication
possible; a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea, a forerunner of
the modern Suez Canal; and the creation of one of the Seven Wonders
of the World, the Mausoleum of Maussollos. etc

HISTU = History Channel (US)
HISTC = History Television (Canada)