From the majestic, awe-inspiring Angkor Wat (the world’s largest religious monument), all the way to the latest archaeological discoveries buried deep in the Cambodian jungle, this series goes on the hunt for vanished ruins, lost cities, hidden temples – and tells a cutting-edge story of an ancient civilisation.
Myth-busting old tropes, and with fresh expert perspectives and stunning photography, the films describe the archaeological breakthroughs that have transformed our understanding of this most mysterious of ancient worlds.
Angkor Wat is a name that most people recognise but know very little about. From its ninth century beginnings in the recently discovered first capital, this series follows the empire at its peak under its most powerful king, and through to its mysterious decline just over 600 years later. With British archaeologist, Pauline Carroll, we go on a journey to visit breath-taking temples and ancient sites, while charting the extraordinary rise and fall of the ancient Angkorian Empire in Cambodia.
Year of Production2023
Year of Production
BossaNova Original/Channel 4
Available in HD