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Rise of the Continents

Across the Earth, there are traces of a mysterious long-lost world. From seashells 8000 meters above sea-level to species that seem to have jumped thousands of miles of ocean there are tantalising clues out there to the existence of a land unlike anything we see today. As they are pieced together The Rise of the continents will reveal the incredible story of how our world came to be and the nature of the land that came before. This four part series investigates clues that tell a story of a land that no longer exists.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2013 - 2013)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 1x04; Jun 30, 2013

Two hundred million years ago the continent we know as Eurasia - the vast swathe of land that extends from Europe in the west to Asia in the east - didn't exist.To reveal Eurasia's origins, Professor Iain Stewart climbs up to the 'eternal flames' of

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: EurasiaJun 30, 2013
1x03: The AmericasJun 23, 2013
1x02: AustraliaJun 16, 2013
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Also known as:
  • Становление континентов (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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