As part of a high-tech forensic probe into the demise of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, scientists use X-rays and CT scans as they attempt to reach a conclusion about just how this famed king died. In addition, they explore the mysterious curse on explorers linked to Tut's tomb excavation.
It's the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn’t officially exist. Area 51, a site for covert Cold War operations, has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists, and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumors that Area 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, it's clear that our government has been up to something in Area 51 for decades, and it turns out there is a kernel of truth to even some of the wildest speculation. Now, after years of silence, for the first time Area 51 insiders spill their secrets and reveal what has really been going on inside the most secretive place on earth.
National Geographic takes you on an exclusive tour inside Air Force One, part luxury hotel, part super-secret military command post. From its beginnings with President Roosevelt making a secret wartime flight in 1943 - to the historic flight that returned President Kennedy's body to Washington after his assassination - to the closing months of the Clinton administration, Air Force One takes you through the history of the world's most powerful plane. Features exclusive interviews with Presidents George W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.
It is perhaps the most coveted piece of real estate on the planet: the Temple Mount, as it is known to Jews and Christians, or the Noble Sanctuary, as Muslims call it. Few cameras have ever been allowed inside this guarded and controversial place—until now. Produced with exclusive permission to film within the 35-acre walled enclosure and the Dome of the Rock, this program serves to build greater understanding of the sacred and secret location. Incorporating interviews with religious and historical scholars, the video includes a remarkable archaeological discovery that may finally lay to rest centuries of debate over the very existence of the First Temple.
A documentary about the influences on Tolkien, covering in brief his childhood and how he detested the onslaught of industry through the idyllic countryside, moving on to describe his fighting experience from WWI, and closing with a look at the Finnish inspiration for the scholar's self-invented languages of Elfish. In between are interviews with the cast of the films and some clips, by far the most from "The Fellowship of the Ring", but a few glimpses of Rohan riders (from "The Two Towers") are provided. Also, there are interviews with a range of the filmmakers.
It is perhaps the most intriguing story to emerge from ancient Egypt – the mystery surrounding Tutankhamun. Why did he die so young Was he murdered Is there an explanation for the legendary curse said to follow those who found his tomb centuries later Now a team of scientists is using CT-scan technology to unveil the truth of what happened. It’s an unprecedented look into Tut’s life revealing what happened to the boy king.
300 million citizens, 270 million guns, 5 stories, and one thing in common: Gun Nation. National Geographic tells the story of America's connection with guns through the eyes of its citizens. From gangs, to local law enforcement, to gun hobbyists to a young mother: this documentary is explores the lives of people with guns.
Natural history documentary. Doctor Phil Manning and his team of scientists at The University of Manchester reveal the secrets of how dinosaurs lived, looked and moved as he examines 'Dakota', one of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever discovered.
Do penguins live at the North Pole? Where do polar bears go in the winter? Why do beluga whales "sing"? Curious children want to know, so Santa calls on his furry friends to help explain it all - in song! Now your family can join in the fun as National Geographic Video combines classic wildlife footage with your favorite holiday tunes.
In the frozen wilderness of Antarctica, where oceans ice over and just staying alive is an achievement, one creature has perfected the art of survival - the emperor penguin. Emperor penguins are sublimely built to conquer the cold - but in a world threatened by climate change, can they take the heat? Using Crittercam, scientists take a virtual ride under the ice with the emperor penguin to study the impact of climate change on the penguin's world.
Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and unprecedented access to its hallowed halls, this program from National Geographic takes viewers on an in-depth tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- the White House. Interviews with presidents and first ladies offer a revealing look at what goes into running that famous household, and White House employees give viewers a taste of the preparations involved in hosting a state dinner.
National Geographic 2011 Documentary on the World's Biggest Bomb (UK).
The tornado that struck El Reno, Oklahoma, on May 31, 2013, defined superlatives. It was the largest twister ever recorded on Earth.