Digging for the Truth - The Complete Season 1 (History Channel)
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- 13 episodes on four discs
- "History in the Making" featurette
- Biography of Josh Bernstein
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This show has something for everyone. For history buffs, it's a fresh look at things; for history novices, it's a great intro, and for anyone, it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch. The format of the show can entice even the staunchest history-hater to be glued to the TV. The scenery and camera work is top-notch and it's like taking a little mini-vacation (and in some cases, a thrill ride) every time you watch.
Josh and his crew have tackled both of these problems head on with "Digging for the Truth". Their approach is simple ... let's take people to the places where history happened, show them what they really look liked with tons of great videography, and have face to face conversations with historical, archaeological and "alternate theory" experts at or near the sites where the events happened. While I don't think history buffs on a given topic will learn many new facts about their favorite subjects from these shows, I found that I had a much better FEEL for these topics after watching these programs because I felt I'd actually been THERE. I knew what these places looked like ... I had a better feel for how things like weather, geography, technology and the rest factored in to key historical events.
If you're the sort of person that would rather VISIT places from history and discover for yourself what they were like instead of listening to academics talk about them in a class room, then you'll enjoy Josh and his show a lot. If dry presentations of long lists of facts are more your speed ... well ... Amazon sells lots of books on all these topics. :) To each his or her own.
As a kid, I grew up on the novels of H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and reprint pulp magazines of DOC SAVAGE. All of those books, at one time or another, featured lost civilizations or historical conundrums that experts have argued over and wondered about for hundreds and thousands of years. Josh Bernstein got to saddle up horses, camels, motorcycles, and jeeps to ramble around the world in an effort to bring light to several of these puzzles. These explorations weren't without peril, though. Bernstein risks his life through long, high climbs, flash floods, and the real threat of bandits.
I think part of what really makes DIGGING FOR THE TRUTH work for me is Bernstein's obvious enthusiasm for what he's doing and what he's working on. Even before The History Channel discovered him, Bernstein had been involved with survivalist schools and was a double major in anthropology and psychology. He worked his way up from a student at Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) to CEO.
Throughout all of the episodes, Bernstein remains eager and attentive, a teacher to the television audience as well as a student of the people he meets while researching a subject for the show. He is extremely intelligent, educated, and reachable. I always got the impression that if I ever met him, he'd sit down and talk and be just one of the guys.Read more ›
Nefertiti: The Mummy Returns
Pompeii Secrets Revealed
Hunt for the Lost Ark
The Holy Grail
The Iceman Cometh
Quest for King Solomon's Gold
Passage to the Maya Underworld
The Lost Tribe of Israel
Secrets of the Nazca Lines
The Search for El Dorado
Giants of Easter Island
Mystery of the Anasazi
[About 45 minutes each]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
13 episodes examines such topics as who built the Egyptian pyramids? (residents of Atlantis?) What became of Nefertiti? (Transgender? Read morePublished 6 months ago by ellison
My students love Josh. He interviews archaeologist and university professors in every episode and has great visuals for students. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mr. Phiny
I originally saw this on Netflix. I watched it repeatedly, but then one day it was gone. I couldn't remember what it was called at first (I know-- I do pay attention, just not to... Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by Yvonne Roche
Josh Bernstern is an excellent host and takes you to interesting places around the world! Really enjoy the local experts he interviews as well!Published on November 23, 2013 by science luver
This is the third time I order this video. Of course, I have it in digital form save in my computer. It just happens that my school still need a dvd to project in the classroom.Published on June 25, 2013 by Ceci
I bought this for my daughters (teen, tween, and precocious) as a way to introduce archaeology and wonders of the world. I got much more than that! Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by C. Williams
If you love history, and archeology mysteries, and learning about this vast big world's past, with a handsome man, then this series is just for you! Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Teresa