Blowing Up History

Combining scientific investigations with explosive CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of iconic buildings and monuments, Blowing Up History returns for a second season.

Unearthing the secret histories behind the world’s most 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.

Each hour-long episode unlocks the myths and secrets of a different ancient structure and civilisation.

The structures range in size, scale, age and location, from ancient wonders like the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt to the Terracotta Army, a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China and the Valley of the Kings, where Egyptian Pharaohs were buried for over 500 years, including King Tut. It’s history like you’ve never seen it before!