Blowing Up History

Returning for a new season, Blowing Up History combines scientific investigations with explosive CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of some of the world’s most iconic buildings and monuments.

Unearthing the secret histories behind these incredible structures, the series utilises the latest technology including LIDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, forensic microscopy, and 3-D imaging, as leading experts hunt for vital clues about these monuments - from engineers who have rebuilt obelisks, to scientists bombarding tombs with proton beams.

Looking at both ancient and modern structures, the series explores how they were built, what they meant to society, how they were used, how they were lost and rediscovered, how they were restored and how they work.

Each episode unlocks the myths and secrets of ancient civilisations and the iconic megastructures they built, from Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza to the giant pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico each episode. Using ground-breaking technology, Blowing Up History takes a closer look inside these ancient wonders and pulls them apart – stone by stone – to expose their construction secrets.