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Skyscrapers loom overhead, taxis honk their horns and street vendors shout as they peddle their wares. But the buzz of the city above is nothing compared to the powerful pull of the past and the amazing secrets simmering just beneath one's feet! We travelled hundreds of feet beneath the pavement to reveal hidden worlds that literally make up the foundations of today's greatest cities.Engineers, architects, and archaeologists leave the metropolitan chaos behind to travel deep beneath the city streets into the meandering tunnels, abandoned subway lines, hidden water supplies, dank dungeons, eerie tombs, clandestine hideouts, and forgotten cities that have been lost to the hands of time (or purposely hidden for more sinister reasons...).Combining the stunning visuals of high definition video and state of the art computer graphics, Cities of the Underworld turns history upside-down. The construction and engineering of subterranean structures are brought to life and detail how a modern city miraculously doesn't collapse onto the one below. Whether it is Rome, London, Paris or New York these vibrant cities teeming with life, not roped off excavation sites deep in the desert.
Travel beneath the streets of Edinburgh and discover what has been forgotten, including the remains of body snatchers and outlaw distilleries.
This program reviews Adolf Hilter's and Albert Speer's plans for a building boom that would turn Berlin into the capital city of the world. The plan included substantial below ground structures. They built strong and despite the bombing campaigns of World War II a substantial part of the underworld survives for host Eric Geller to explore.
Host Eric Geller discovers what life was like during Nero's tyranny and Augustus' reforms.
Snaking quarries, hidden catacombs, and mushroom-harvesting tunnels lie beneath the city of Paris.
Explore the caves beneath the city of Budapest, Hungary.
Explore beneath New York City, a living, breathing complex of engineering, history, and secrets that could only exist in America's largest city.
For thousands of years, London has been among the most influential cities in the world. Below the busy streets and marketplaces, another city hides--a city of Roman baths, secret crypts, lost rivers, indestructible bunkers that could hold up to 8,000 people, and Winston Churchill's hidden war-rooms; host Eric Geller.
Naples, Italy narrowly escaped meeting the same fate as its neighboring city, Pompeii in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius wiped out everything around it. The wind saved Naples that day, but life in the shadow of this massive volcano is unlike any other--and so is it's underground. Explore the neighborhoods, banks, bakeries, and other structures carved beneath Naples by ancient Neopolitans.
Boston and Philadelphia are renowned for their part in America's revolutionary saga, but these cities harbor an unseen connection ... the Freemasons. From the whispers of hidden tunnels and tombs beneath Boston's North End to the incredible waterworld still intact under Philadelphia, the legendary secret society has left behind the blueprints to America's rise. And their enigmatic influence stretches from the Revolutionary Battles of Fort Mifflin to the secret struggles of the Underground Railroad. Host Don Wildman receives exclusive access to newly discovered sites and clues and delves into a part of America's past that can only be revealed in the underworld. We're peeling back the layers of time on Cities of the Underworld: The Freemason Underground.
Visit the city of Bucharest, Romania and learn about its most famous citizen, Vlad the Impaler, more commonly known as Dracula. Travel underground as host Don Wildman explores secret prisons, caves, and dungeons. Only through the bleak subterranean stretches can one come face-to-face with the truth about this infamous Romanian ruler.
Four thousand years ago, a mysterious pagan society called the Hittites dug deep into the soft volcanic rock, called tufa, to carve out an intricate underworld. But after almost 800 years of rule, the Hittite Empire vanished without a trace. Where did their people go and what clues have they left behind in their complex subterranean world of Cappadocia?
One hundred years ago, Portland, Oregon was a city full of vice, considered the most dangerous port in the world. It was a place where you could get drugs or booze or wake up trapped in a cell beneath the earth.
What was the secret to the success of ancient Rome? Aqueducts, underground neighborhoods, and one of the oldest sewer systems reveal many secrets. The largest and most influential empire in history leaves clues to her greatness under nearly every street.
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