Biblical Times, Spiritual Spaces

History meets faith in these films about ancient archeology, modern engineering, and the sacred objects that inspire us.

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    An artistic, spiritual adventure to the Vatican heritage site, where religion, politics, arts and science meet...and new, untold secrets are revealed. Through 3D and CGI, watch archeologists, art restorers and palaeographers reveal the true history of this architectural masterpiece.

  • Original
    • 52m
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    Gaudi left us a spectacular work. And an unfinished creation: the Sagrada Familia. A huge, senseless cathedral project, whose rules and spirit must be understood in order to be completed. A challenge that has occupied the successors of the great Catalan architect for more than a century.

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    According to the Bible, The Ark of the Covenant was a box that housed the two tablets of stone inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Over the centuries it has remained an object of great mystery, inspiring infinite questions. But can modern science shed new light on what the Ark really was?

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    April 15, 2019: a fire rages at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Now, more than 200 experts are working on its restoration.

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    Each year Carl Fabergé made one of a kind Easter egg for the Tsar's family. But Carl was forced to flee Russia during the revolution and 8 of these priceless Imperial Eggs went missing. With one of the elusive 8 recently uncovered, could the other seven have survived the chaos of 1917?

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    We've all heard of the Ox and the ass, and the donkey that carried Mary, but did you know gazelles are mentioned in the Bible? Or whales, lions, scorpions. A whole menagerie is featured. Some are creatures of the holy lands, but others have been selected for traits that make them ideal symbols.

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    In a tomb located in Jerusalem's Hell Valley, on land bought with Judas Iscariot's bloodstained silver, a sensational discovery has been made. Vital information has been uncovered to paint a picture of what Jesus' grave would have looked like and what his burial process involved.

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    'Jerusalem' takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery.

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    The implications for biblical history are profound. The artifacts involved include the only known archaeological evidence for the biblical story of David, and his son Solomon, and for the great empire over which they ruled.

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    In a Church in Rome is a piece of wood. It is clearly inscribed with the remains of the line, 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. This is a fascinating detective story, about a small walnut headboard, which may have been attached to the true cross immediately before the crucifixion.

    • 6 episodes
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    It Ain’t Necessarily So questions biblical assumptions & looks at new archaeological issues challenging the whole story of biblical Israel.

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    In the 15th century, an inventor in a workshop in Strasburg came up with a machine that would eventually change the history of the entire world and shake a religion to its core. The choice of the first work to be printed is an astute one: Saint Jerome’s Latin version of the Bible.

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    St. Martin was a soldier, an ascetic, a philanthropist. Every year on November 11th, the lanterns remind European children of St. Martin and the legend surrounding his sharing of his cloak. He has become the epitome of altruism and benevolence. But who is the man behind the legend?

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    Europe has seen Christianity as central to its Western identity. While true, many beliefs and ideas shaping Europe, including Christianity, originate in the Middle East. Long before the birth of Jesus, Judaism spreads across the Roman empire; Muslim Moors dominate the Iberian Peninsula.

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    Easter, one of the biggest events in the religious calendar, celebrated by millions and steeped in customs and traditions. Chicks, bunnies, and lambs have become integral to our celebrations, but how have these animals become a part of Easter tradition?

    • 2 episodes
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    A look at the astounding leaps in sciences and the arts, products of the brilliant minds of the Renaissance.

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    • 5 episodes
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    The story of the faith of mankind. The five biggest religions’ origins and traditions, their festivals, and the challenges they face today.

    • E6
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    They commemorate events, great personalities, ideas, faith, hope. This was the reason why at many places there appeared monuments and statues, whose creators were inspired by an effort to lend an object or place uniqueness and immortality.

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    Go beyond the legends and clichés to discover the real St. Patrick: a fifth-century Christian who was brought to Ireland as a slave, where he labored six long years before finally escaping, only to voluntarily return to bring his message of peace to the Irish people.

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    Druids, the mysterious wizards of the Celts, have always fascinated the world. They are an integral part of ancient literature, as heroes of Irish legends and stars of modern fantasy worlds. But who were they really?

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    In this episode of our series, we learn how early Viking society developed, what the sacred rituals really were, and what role women played in Viking religion. Together with archaeologists Tom Christensen, Gunnar Andersson, and expert Marit Vea we will shed light on these dark times in Scandinavia.

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    Awe-inspiring palaces are the legacy that demonstrates the brilliance of Islamic engineers, working centuries before Western Europe began its own engineering revolution. It’s a process that culminated in what is arguably the most beautiful building in the World – the Taj Mahal.