Ancient Mysteries is a History Documentary programme.

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Ancient Mysteries

A look at what caused the downfall of the Ancient Egyptians in 30BC, with new evidence revealing a cataclysmic event that shook the world and sowed the seeds of the empire's demise. Egyptologist Joe Manning and climate historian Francis Ludlow have traced this misfortune to an event in 44BC, when a colossal volcano erupted somewhere in the Tropics.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Ancient Mysteries next on TV?

It's next showing on 5Select August 16th, 3:05pm and on 5Select August 18th, 10:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Robert Marsden
Image for Mark BazeleyMark Bazeley
Phil Stein
Nick Hardie
Louise Ord
Simon Chu
Dan Oliver
Tom Fowlie
Andra Heritage
David McNab
Oliver Twinch
Luke McLaughlin
Danny Chambers
Margarita Torres
Image for Michael DouglasMichael Douglas