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Cities of the Underworld

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.

Show Info

Network: United States History (2007 - now)
Default Runtime: 60 minutes
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary

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The Lost Aztec Colony

Episode 4x08; Oct 26, 2021

Don follows the clues hidden underground as he searches for evidence of 10,000 Aztecs who fled Mexico with Montezuma's treasure and disappeared somewhere in America, perhaps returning to their ancestral home, Aztlán.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x08: The Lost Aztec ColonyOct 26, 2021
4x07: Secrets of the Ancient MetropolisOct 19, 2021
4x06: Templars And The Founding FathersOct 12, 2021
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Világ a város alatt (Hungary Hungary)
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