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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.
For billions across the globe, Jerusalem is considered ground zero for Armageddon. While most of the world's population believes it a holy land, it's also one of the bloodiest cities the world has ever known. Host Don Wildman gains special access to a sacred stone said to protect the world from ultimate chaos. From a hidden occult city built by the Knights Templar to the hiding place for the Dead Sea Scrolls, the evidence of the apocalypse is buried all over the holy city.
See a Vietnam that you've never seen before. During the Vietnam War, the media flooded the world with images of soldiers and jungles. What wasn't seen were the tunnels, caves, and passageways.
Don Wildman investigates World War II bunkers in Hiroshima Japan, takes viewers below the streets of Tokyo to see how flooding is handled and what they are doing to protect Tokyo's infrastructure from the Big One!
Dublin, Ireland is much more than a city full of pubs and pints. Pagan burial tombs, subterranean defense tunnels, and mysterious burial crypts line the underground below the rolling hills. Even an underground river runs through the heart of the city where you'd least expect to find it.
Be careful where you walk--history's afoot! Prague in the Czech Republic is a city cloaked in mystery, with an underground to match. Medieval castles line the streets and hide dark dungeons deep below them. From quarries where Hitler may have stored his most powerful secret weapon to mines that doubled as Communist slave camps, Prague has surprising stories to tell. Join host Don Wildman as he reveals the technological marvels that allowed the construction of one city upon another-- literally.
Visit the center of the Mayan civilization. Hundreds of ruins scatter the landscape and reveal clues to bloody rituals, advanced architecture, and belief in an unforgiving underworld of Mayan gods.
Chicago, Illinois was once a playground for mobsters and corrupt politicians. It wouldn't be the third-largest city in the U.S. today if it weren't for the shady dealings that went on just beneath its streets.
The ancient world was shaped by people who believed they foresaw the will of God. Jerusalem is at the heart of all their fiery prophecies. From bloody wars to the birth of saviors, Jerusalem has been at the center of prophetic revelations.
New York City is the biggest city in the country, but it's got some dark secrets. Founded by covert groups, overrun with gangs and mob bosses, and ruled by secret societies, this is the true foundation of the city that never sleeps.
Don Wildman discovers high tech bunkers and explores the ancient sewer system under Washington D.C., shows subterranean defenses against possible future nuclear holocost and a secret civil war encampment. Also re-aired under the name "Preparing For Doomsday".
Don Wildman ducks behind the Iron Curtain into Moscow to show how the Soviets were preparing for a nuclear war back during Stalin's regime. He looks at the underground of Moscow, including the areas relating to the Cold War and Stalin's ruthless reign. This includes a glimpse of hidden bunkers and escape tunnels used to hide from Stalin's henchmen.
Inflicting over $80 billion in damage, and causing the deaths of over 1,800 people, Hurricane Katrina was among the greatest engineering disasters in US history. But was Katrina the "big one" New Orleans had been waiting for? Many believe the "perfect storm" is yet to come. If and when the big one does hit, will New Orleans be ready? The answers are in the underground. From the Army Corps' latest levees to last-ditch efforts to use save New Orleans' vanishing wetlands, we're going deep into New Orleans' underground to see where New Orleans stands, and if it stands a chance.
Host Don Wildman digs into the subterranean world of Cold War secrets in Ukraine, where the former Soviet Union stockpiled nuclear weapons, established submarine bases, and built underground apartment blocks.
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