TREASURE-HUNTER

TREASURE-HUNTER

Ever wondered how to tell the treasures in your attic from the trash? We tell you!

Have you ever asked yourself how archaeologists unearthed what really made the Aztecs sacrifice hummingbirds, jaguars and even human life? We show you!

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  • Secrets in the Dust: Aztecs, Sacrifice and Science

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Luckily for him, Eduard Seler had a weak constitution; in 1882 he met and married his doctor’s daughter. Caecilie’s energy and curiosity complemented Eduard’s intellectual passion and capacity for hard, de...

  • Secrets in the Dust: A Dive into History

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Alfred Merlin was digging for Roman remains in Tunisia in 1907 when sponge-divers identified mysterious remains – stone columns, just off-shore in the Mediterranean. Was this the legendary lost city of Atl...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 1

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    Will the stars turn out for a sale of Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka’s work in New York? Elsewhere,...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Etruscan's Glory before Rome

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    It took an Italian doctor in the 1870s to discover the legendary 12th City of the Etruscans, the mysterious people the Romans tried to write out of history, because they were jealous of this superior civil...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Hunting for the Ice Age

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    Alfred Rust was a humble electrician in 1920s Germany when he first discovered ice-age tools in a swamp near Hamburg. At that time no-one believed that ice-age man could have survived this far north. No sc...

  • Secrets in the Dust: Persia: Legacy of the Flames

    Have you ever wondered how human sacrifices of the aztecs felt right before their death?

    In 1923 Ernst Herzfeld was the greatest living scholar of the Persian Empire, that ruled in the Middle East from 612BC until it was defeated by Alexander the Great in 330BC. That year Herzfeld set out on h...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 2

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    A limestone carved head by tragic sculptor Amadeo Modi...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 4

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    An Irish nobleman sells some of the family silver to k...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 6

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    Would you pay over £30,000 for a handbag? Some women will – especially if it involves following in th...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 5

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    The cars are the stars in a sale of classics at the Go...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 8

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    Brian Hollins started collecting Hornby trains before ...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 10

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    A book by 19th-century naturalist John James Audubon a...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 3

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    Princess Diana’s black dress – discovered in a bin bag...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 9

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    A Darth Vader costume from the Star Wars films goes up...

  • Auction: Season 1, Episode 7

    Ever wondered how to place the perfect bid?

    Everyday is different in the world’s greatest auction houses. In this fascinating series we cover the huge range of art treasures which go under the hammer in London, Paris and New York.
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    Winston Churchill - one of the greatest figures of the...