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History is full of intriguing secrets. From the conventional view of Christianity and the “alternate history” proposed by Dan Brown’s bestselling novels to the role of the Freemasons during the birth of the United States and the chilling prophesy of doom that promises a catastrophic end to life as we know it, this special collection from HISTORY examines the unanswered questions and untold stories that keep us talking…
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoMysteries of the Freemasons: America||They claim they're merely a civic-minded fraternity, bound together by harmless rituals. But throughout their long history, the Freemasons have been reviled as devil worshippers, accused of provoking revolution, and suspected of plotting to take over the world. This two-part series from HISTORY uses dramatic reenactments, expert interviews, sophisticated CGI, and original location footage to transport viewers back to the time when Freemasons led the Revolution, framed the Declaration of Independence, designed our nation's capital and, in the early years of the Republic, grew to unmatched heights of influence and power. Explore the origins and intentions of the underground society recently popularized by The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, in two parts: Mysteries of the Freemasons: America provides a fine-tooth examination of the group's role in the birth and in the modern life of the United States, while Mysteries of the Freemasons: The Beginning uncovers the story of the group's clandestine codes, patterns in the sky, and murder, both revealing a radically new picture of our nation's founding fathers.||1:28:29||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoSecret Societies||They are the subject of controversy and curiosity, clandestine organizations with members that include incredibly powerful individuals, political leaders and the super-rich. Delve into the tightly guarded world of secret societies as HISTORY attempts to lift the veil of mystery surrounding groups like the Skull & Bones, Bilderbergs, Tri-Lateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations. Who belongs to these groups? What are their goals? Why are they so secretive? And do they, as a growing number of people believe, really exert an influence over our lives through a process that is largely invisible? Historians examine a number of these groups, both past and present, and help document what is known about their origins and aims. Hear from conspiracy theorists who believe these secret societies are scheming to take over the world and others who contend that they already have, and heed the warnings from some who believe the fears about these organizations may be justified.||44:00||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Knights Templar||For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world. Despite the Knights' long reign of power, the order experienced a sudden collapse in the early fourteenth century when certain members stood accused of unspeakable crimes and were subsequently tortured and killed. Today, the group's legacy has been popularized in the writings of Dan Brown, and is played out in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and numerous other works of literature. This insightful program from HISTORY interviews some of the world's leading biblical scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe and the Near East to probe the remarkable rise and rapid descent of this powerful and obscure order. Did the Knights Templar, as many believe, guard the Holy Grail? Or was the object of their attentions buried a thousand years before the birth of Christ?||45:11||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoNostradamus 2012||It's a year that many have prophesized will bring a catastrophic end to life as we know it. Whatever is in store a massive cosmic collision, a global environmental disaster, an Armageddon-like religious showdown, or a more subtle transformation many believe that 2012 will mark a major shift in the history of our planet. But what is there to substantiate such fears? A detailed, historical investigation of this chilling prophecy is the mission of Nostradamus 2012, an explosive new two-hour sequel that picks up where The Lost Book of Nostradamus left off. Is there any proof that an Earth-shattering astrological alignment will indeed happen? Is there any compelling evidence that 2012 will be a year of unprecedented, even deadly, upheaval? From the mystical realms of the Guatemalan jungles to the Hopi elders and Mayan shaman to the most respected thinkers of the modern age; from the symbology of the ancient pyramids in Mexico and Egypt to that of the gothic cathedrals and monuments of Europe, Nostradamus 2012 casts the doomsday warning in a frighteningly modern context. December 21, 2012 is bearing down on us with alarming speed. Whether or not we are able to collectively heed the warnings and affect a course to avert disaster may be the defining moment of the modern age.||1:30:52||$3.99||View in iTunes|
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- Released: Nov 07, 2011
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