SCIENCE CHANNEL TO PREMIERE "UNEARTHED" JULY 5 AT 10PM
Ancient and Modern Wonders Unearthed and Revealed Include Chichen Itza, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza
(New York, NY) - Science Channel's all-new series UNEARTHED decodes mysteries and combines scientific investigations with CGI animation to reveal the hidden secrets of iconic structures and monuments from around the globe - ancient and present day -- to discover how they were designed, built, used, and in some cases, lost and rediscovered. At critical points in each episode, stunning 'blow apart' CGI animation deconstructs the structures to reveal hidden anatomy while exploring the secret history of each edifice, immersing audiences in the age and culture in which they were constructed. UNEARTHED premieres on Science Channel Tuesday, July 5 at 10PM.
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, UNEARTHED reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries such as how the Parthenon still stands against earthquakes; how sticky rice was used to build the Great Wall of China; and what sacred secret lies beneath the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza?
"Unearthed fuses elements of engineering, geology and archaeology to help answer questions and crack unsolved mysteries surrounding some of the greatest wonders of the ancient and modern world," said Neil Laird, Executive Producer for Science Channel.
Each hour-long episode uses the latest technology including LiDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, and 3D printing techniques to reveal secrets of the past in ways that weren't possible before. UNEARTHED shows that the future of science and technology are key to understanding our past, and without these developments, we wouldn't be able to unravel some of the world's greatest mysteries.
UNEARTHED is produced for Science Channel by Windfall Films. For Windfall Films, Carlo Massarella and Dan Kendall are executive producers and Lucky Haken is series producer. Rob Hartel is CGI executive producer. For Science Channel, Neil Laird is executive producer.