In 20 B.C., the lost city of Heracleion was famous for its beaches,
palatial villas, sexually charged rites and miracle cures; its
crowning jewel, the Temple of Hercules, lay at the gateway to Egypt's
Nile River and ruled by Cleopatra.
9.00 p.m. |HINT|The Real Pontius Pilate: The Man Who Killed Christ
Posterity can be a heavy burden. In the 19th year of Emperor
Tiberius's reign, a local disturbance occurred in Judea--an obscure
province of the Roman Empire. But for this incident, Pontius Pilate's
name might shine through history in a positive light. Who was this
biblical bogeyman? As we strip away the mythology, a vivid portrait
emerges of a flesh-and-blood Roman faced with the unenviable task of
maintaining order by exercising brutal pragmatics. Pilate's story
remains without rival.
11.30 p.m. |HINT| Retracing the Tracks of Hannibal
In the 3rd century BC, the Punic Wars fought between Carthage and
Rome left the ancient world in turmoil. Following the path of the
fearless Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca, who lead his advancing
army across the Alps--with elephants!--to sack Italy, we visit the
majestic ruins from the period of the Roman Republic, and gaze upon
the amazing temple of Capitoline Jupiter as it looked when it was
completed--thanks to amazing virtual reconstruction.
DCIVC = Discovery Civilizations (Canada)
HINT = History International