A team of field investigators uncovers the clues that will recreate vanished or hidden worlds. They use the latest research, expert analysis and cutting edge graphic technology to take us back. In the 5th century BC, one man leads his city to greatness and paves the way for western civilization. The city is Athens and Pericles is not a King or prince, but an elected man. He will mastermind the most costly and ambitious construction campaign undertaken in the western world – creating a model city of temples, houses, market places, civic buildings and a highly innovative sanitation system.
8.00 p.m. |NG| The Real Mary Magdalene
Who was Mary? Was she a saint or sinner? For fifteen hundred years Christians regarded the woman who had been so close to Jesus as a reformed prostitute. Now, evidence suggests that this may have been part of a devious smear campaign by the early churchto remove women from the clergy. Join NGC as we examine ancient text, explores long-lost customs and cuts through centuries of political spin to reveal the real Mary Magdalene.
9.00 p.m. |NG|The Missing Years of Jesus
10.00 p.m. |NG|Jesus' Tomb
It is one of the Bible's greatest mysteries. What happened to Jesus' body after it was taken down from the cross? The debate has raged for centuries about what happened between Jesus' death and the moment his tomb was found empty two days later. Did those who love him bury Jesus with honor in a grand ceremony, or was he buried in shame, hastily and unceremoniously, at the hands of those who executed him?
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