History

The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script, carved on monuments, painted on pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. (www.pbs.org)

The Pyramid Code
Historical documentary series unravelling the mysteries of Ancient Egypt.
(www.youtube.com)

Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 -- May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace.

When Neil Armstrong first stepped into the Sea of Tranquility in 1969, the NASA program was in full swing. Nova explores the history of the organization from the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Act a decade earlier to the famed walk on the moon. Alan Shepard became the first man in space with the launch of the Mercury project. From there, things moved swiftly as the Gemini project took off. Researching equipment and perfecting atmospheric entry was the program's main goal before the Apollo mission brought man to the lunar surface.

The Kung Fu Killers, The Kung Fu Killers.

For two hours in July of 1969, the world stood still as man landed and walked on the moon. Tens of millions watched it happen, on blurry black and white television, beamed back a quarter million miles across the heavens. For the first time in human history, all mankind could observe a profound discovery as it happened.

Pretty decent documentary from the History Channel covering the more famous Pirates and the varied types of ships they used during the golden age of piracy. (www.youtube.com)

Timewatch documentary - A Documentary, with dramatised elements, looking at the psychological profile of Adolf Hitler compiled by a team of Harvard psychologists in 1943. Interviewing former colleagues and the former family doctor who had fled to the USA and using Freudian techniques and theories of the day they came up with a profile and predicted how he would react to certain situations, concluding that he would not surrender and would be most likely to commit suicide when faced with defeat. This led to future profiling of many world leaders and dictators. (www.youtube.com)

Discovery Channel documentary series examines different warrior groups throughout history with the help of battle re-enactments to tell the story of how soldiers lived and died, trained and fought and the rise and fall from power. This episode features The Irish. © Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)

How do the images we surround ourselves with today come from a world that is thousands of years old? (www.bbc.co.uk)

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