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Blowing Up History

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Blowing Up History

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Season 2

Sundays from 7 January at 7.30pm Channel 070

Combining scientific investigations with explosive CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of iconic buildings and monuments, Blowing Up History returns for a second season to dig up the hidden secrets of the world’s most incredible structures.

Unearthing the secret histories behind the planet’s most renowned monuments, the series utilises the latest technology including LIDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, forensic microscopy, and 3-D imaging, and follows leading experts hunting for vital clues about these mysterious structures - from engineers who have rebuilt obelisks, to scientists bombarding tombs with proton beams. Each hour-long episode unlocks the myths and secrets of a different ancient structure and civilisation.

The structures range in size, scale, age and location, from ancient wonders like the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt to the Terracotta Army, a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China and the Valley of the Kings, where Egyptian Pharaohs were buried for over 500 years, including King Tut. It’s history like you’ve never seen it before!

 

Also available with SKY On Demand