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Globe Trekker - Great Historic Sites of the World (3 shows)

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Everywhere you go in the world, you find monuments to a different age. We explore three different eras of the great historic sites of the world.

Episode 1: The Ancient World

Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, and others time travel through the ages to the ancient world s historic sites such as Stonehenge in England, the Great Pyramids & the Valley of the Kings. See the Greek empire, the Qin dynasty in China, Petra, a city carved out of glowing red rocks deep in the Jordanian desert. See the majesty of Ankor Wat,Cambodia, the mystery of Inca and Maya cities in the New World & the lost civilization of Easter Island.

Episode 2: The Age of Empires

Explore the world s most historic sites from the Age of Empires, such as the Dome on the Rock & the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Aleppo Citadel & the Krak des Chevaliers fortress in Syria. In Italy, Ian Wright marvels at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, & Justine Shapiro explores the Doge s Palace in Venice. In Mongolia, Ian Wright visits Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire, whilst Megan McCormick visits, the Great Wall of China, & the Forbidden City. In Europe, Ian Wright checks out the wonders of the Renaissance in Florence, while Estelle Bingham explores the Ottoman Empire s most historic sites in Istanbul the Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, & the Topkapi Palace. Megan McCormick visits early sites of the New World, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, San Filipe fort in Cartagena, Colombia, and the Puritans first settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Zoe Palmer explores slavery at Rodney s Fort in St. Lucia, Ian Wright checks out San Sebastiao fort, Mozambique, and Megan McCormick shudders at the horrors of Elmina Fort in Ghana. In America, Justine Shapiro visits the historic battle for American Independence from England at Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia, Adela Ucar checks out Versailles Palace and the French Revolution sites of the Bastille fortress and Conciergerie in Paris, France. In England, Ian Wright marvels at the historic battleship HMS Victory in Portsmouth and much more...

Episode 3: The Modern World

In this episode we visit famous modern era landmarks such as Gettysburg, site of the famous speech given by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana, site of General Custer's Last Stand during the Indian Wars and Bodie, California, once part of the great California Gold Rush. In Europe, Katy Haswell visits Ypres, Belgium - one of the most bloody of all World War I battlefields, Ian Wright travels to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, in Moscow, he visits Red Square, the Kremlin & Lenin's Tomb. In America Megan McCormick travels to New York City while in Germany, Megan McCormick visits Nuremberg, where Hitler's Nazi Party rallies set the country on the path to World War II, while Justine Shapiro travels to the Auschwitz Death Camp in Poland. We look at era of the Cold War as Ian Wright visits the former US nuclear test site in Nevada & Holly Morris explores a former Soviet nuclear missile in Ukraine.

Plus, much, much more...!

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