History of the World
Bringing 70,000 years of human history to life, this awe-inspiring series travels through time to the big stories of history, populated with big characters in the places where the big events really happened. It is a human story of people, their civilisations, cultures, successes and crashing failures; a story that charts progress and development and change through the centuries.
From the early settlers in Mesopotamia to the wonders of Babylon and Egypt, and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, viewers are within history; shoulder to shoulder with the people who have shaped the world as we know it today.
Combining dramatic reconstruction with visually stunning graphics recreating lost worlds, ‘History of the World’ reveals how military campaigns, love stories, assassinations, medical breakthroughs and cataclysmic natural events have had decisive and game-changing effects on the world’s shared history.
In each revelatory episode comes vivid accounts of crucial moments in history, told on location where these events took place and organised around a dominant theme: Survival; Conquest; Divinity; Communication; Trade; Industry; Ideas and Globalisation.
Featuring magnificent international locations, such as the Valley of the Kings, the Terracotta Army, the Nazca lines in Peru and the Palace of Knossos, viewers are there for the biggest moments in human civilization – witnessing Caesar dying alone on the Senate floor, sailing with Christopher Columbus as he first sights America, and amid the chaos as the first economic bubble bursts. This is history as it should be told; dramatic, revelatory and exciting – the definitive account of millenia of human civilisation, which made us who we are today.
Watch HISTORY OF THE WORLD every Monday to Friday at 8PM, only on Discovery Channel.