Planet of Treasures
screenable online: 9 episodes
Humankind has long created lists of remarkable feats of creation, from the ancient seven wonders of the world to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, which currently number 1,121 treasures. Almost half of these sites are threatened by natural disasters, war, urbanisation, or decay.
In Planet of Treasures, historian Sir Christopher Clark takes the viewer around the globe to explore mind-blowing World Heritage Sites. His path leads from the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, from the Palace of the Winds in India to the Jordanian desert, from the lagoon city of Venice to the Mexican city of Teotihuacan, and the city of Hue in Vietnam, along with many other impressive cultural sites and natural monuments.
This six-part series takes viewers on a whirlwind trip around the world to discover the world's most impressive historical sites and understand their significance.