Circling the globe in search of answers to some of history's most enigmatic mysteries.
Thousands of years ago, in the nation now called Peru, the rulers of a strange and unique civilization called Chavin dominated their citizens—and the region—with the aid of hallucinogenic plants.
In 1539, Spanish explorers landed in Florida in search of new lands and treasure. Three years later, they were run off the continent by Native Americans that lived on enormous pyramids along the Mississippi River. Who were these pyramid builders?
Investigate the origins of Stonehenge and the prehistoric world that surrounded it as the latest archaeological evidence reveals who built this great monument, and why.
In 1587, over 100 settlers landed in present-day North Carolina to establish Roanoke, England's first permanent colony. Three years later, they had vanished. What went wrong? Josh Bernstein is on the trail of America's oldest missing-persons case.
She ruled over men and led one of the world's greatest civilizations. So why was Cleopatra the last of the Egyptian pharaohs? Josh Bernstein joins Zahi Hawass on a hunt for clues to learn more about Cleopatra.
In terms of size, scale and power, the greatest of all ancient American cities was unquestionably Teotihuacán, the City of the Gods. And today, it's the largest ghost town in the world. How did it become so powerful and why was it abandoned?
According to the Bible, the Queen of Sheba came to Solomon's Palace bearing fabulous gifts, including one of the world's most valued substances: frankincense. Was this Queen real? If so, who was she?
Josh Bernstein travels to a city in northern Turkey that might prove The Iliad -- an epic tale of gods, soldiers, and a decade-long fight over the most beautiful woman in the world -- was more than a work of fiction.
Explore the controversial theory laid out in Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code" that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and that she conceived a child - and that the bloodline continues to this day.
For centuries, explorers who visited the region in South America now known as Patagonia reported sighting giants. Now, some experts suggest that the upright-walking ground sloth could have been the source of the stories.
According to the Bible, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God to punish them for their wicked ways. Is this just a biblical parable, or is there evidence that such a thing actually happened?