Every continent has its ruins - places where only stones tell the tale of fallen civilizations. They might lay buried under the Earth, in the shade of jungle canopy or hidden by a modern city. However, they all raise the same questions: How could something so great all but vanish? Why do civilizations collapse?

This 6-part series examines archaeological remains across the world and uncovers the reasons why some of history’s greatest empires and civilizations collapsed in the face of the natural world’s might. Ancient Apocalypse explores: the Maya Civilization, Akkadian Empire, Lost City of Helike, Sodom, Mystery of the Sea People and Doggerland.

Some of the world's greatest natural disasters reduced these civilizations to nothing. This series follows leading archaeologists as they investigate the ancient world’s greatest mysteries.