Solving History with Olly Steeds


Broadcast on Discovery Channel Worldwide 2010
Produced by JWM
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The ARK OF THE COVENANT:
The alleged casket that holds the remnants of the Ten Commandments, has been missing for over 2500 years. Olly’s first mission has him on a quest to investigate whether the famous chest still exists and to see if there is any validity to the claim that it is in the possession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
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NAZCA LINES:
Since their discovery about a 100 years ago, the Nazca Lines in Peru have been a sight of fascination. Olly attempts to find out why a people that lived a few thousand years ago would built such a large imprint that can only be seen from the air. Some suggest it is alien related, while others say they were constructed for their gods.
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LOST CITY OF GOLD
El Dorado: Olly treks through the remains of the once mighty Inca Empire to in search of the Lost City of Gold, also known as El Dorado.
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ATLANTIS:
Olly asks what inspired Plato and explores the depths of the Mediterranean Sea to find new evidence that could explain the mystery of what really happened to the fabled city of Atlantis.
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NAZI TREASURE:
On the path of the most valuable piece of missing artwork, Olly’s in search of the The Amber Room following it’s trail from being stolen from the Russians by the Nazis. From Kaliningrad to Nazi hideouts, secret Czech mine-shafts, and even drilling deep beneath a medieval castle used by the SS, no stone is left unturned.
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HITLER’S MUMMIES
Olly Steeds investigates the roots of Hitler’s world view and how the scientific community were complicit in rewriting history to provide the pseudo-legitimacy for their racial policies. From a secret wing of the SS to the Canary Islands in the steps of Nazi Expeditions in search of mythical blond-haired mummies and even a secret crypt the Nazis thought was the center of the world.
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DEVIL’S ISLAND:
Olly travels to the infamous Devil’s Island penal colony in French Guiana and researches its tales of escapees. Was Papillion talking the truth?
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THE LEGENDS OF ROBIN HOOD:
Olly Steeds heads to Sherwood Forest in his home country of England to research the legends of Robin Hood by living them himself to show what it really meant to live as an outlaw in Plantagenet England.
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