Mummy-experts try to rescue world’s greatest accumulation of mummies, endangered by humidity and showing signs of caducity, including the best preserved corpse worldwide: The little girl Rosalia Lomardo. Experts move to rescue the world’s greatest accumulation of mummies, endangered by humidity and showing signs of decay, including the world’s best preserved corpse: a two-year old girl from 1920.
Although they left no writings of their own, the Druids have had a profound impact on modern culture. The Druids of Celtic Britain are remembered as mystical holy men, holding the secrets of nature. But ancient sources – including Julius Caesar himself – accused them of human sacrifice, even cannibalism. Now, new discoveries are uncovering the secrets of these Celtic pagan priests. Archaeological evidence reveals the truth about Druid sacrifice and tells the story of the Druids' last stand against Rome's conquering legions. Learn how a recent discovery of a cloaked man buried almost 2,000 years ago with mysterious metal rods has been linked with the Druids for the first time.
In the animal kingdom, covert assassins evolved. Lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce at lighting speeds, they search for their next meals. They fight for survival, battling foes. They are animal ninjas and possess the skills to kill: speed, stealth, agility, patience and weapons. In the next hour, the world's deadliest animals will use their jaw-dropping talents to fight to live another day. From stealthy cats to patient seals, giant centipedes to kick-boxing kangaroos, these animals will amaze us on World's Deadliest: Animal Ninja Warriors.
If you think your childhood was tough, wait until you discover the most dysfunctional parents in the animal kingdom. In a world where the strongest survive, some animals take parenting to the extreme, committing acts that we would consider unthinkable. From territorial African lions that have been known to slaughter their enemies’ cubs, to overprotective emperor penguins that stop at nothing to protect their young from the elements, these moms and dads rely on their instincts, skills and sheer luck for survival. Sometimes the weirdest or most shocking strategies work the best, and in the game of evolution, whatever works wins.
Deep in the Amazon Rainforest, the ground is ablaze with the tiny terror of the fire ant. Armed to the teeth with a burning bite, they strip animals to the bone. Its sting contains cell-destroying venom that wreaks havoc on even human flesh.
Evolving is solving. The physical ability and behaviour of every animal we know are the result of relentless adaptations to find solutions to the problems they face in the wild every day. But some animals have found weirder mutations than others.
Humans are part of the animal kingdom but what may be taboo for us may help another species survive. This series explores extreme animal behaviors to uncover the strange physiology and practices of different species and the reason behind them.