In every major metropolis, skyscrapers loom above, taxis and vendors clamor at street level, and subways rumble below. But deeper beneath the hectic surface lie other, silent worlds, each with its own mysterious and fascinating history.
CITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD peels away the layers of time--often literally hundreds of feet thick--to expose the incredible pasts lurking beneath some of the most populous cities on earth. Throughout the world, cities such as Paris, New York, Rome and Shanghai all harbor long-submerged networks that once served crucial functions, from eerie catacombs to clandestine hideouts and ancient aqueducts to underground societies. Now, THE HISTORY CHANNEL examines these mysterious realms, from the technological feats of their construction and the myths and lore that have cloaked these subterranean marvels for centuries.
On DVD for the first time, experience all 13 episodes from the debut season of this top-rated series. Featuring rare location hi-definition footage, THE HISTORY CHANNEL shows a world filled with mysteries and secrets just below the ground we walk on.
DVD Features: Pilot Episode Istanbul ; Deleted Scenes
4/23/2007 Scotland s Sin City
4/30/2007 Hitler s Underground Lair
5/07/2007 Rome s Hidden Empire
5/14/2007 Catacombs of Death
5/21/2007 City of Caves
6/04/2007 New York
6/11/2007 London s Lost Cities
6/18/2007 Beneath Vesuvius
6/25/2007 Freemason Underground
7/09/2007 Dracula s Underground
7/16/2007 Secret Pagan Underground
7/23/2007 Underground Bootleggers
7/30/2007 Rome: The Rise