National Geographic Documentaries

Science, architecture, disasters, great mysteries, human ingenuity... The explorers, adventurers, scientists, researchers, photographers and documentary filmmakers of the National Geographic Society tirelessly crisscross the globe, investigating and exploring the world. Their goal: to make you understand the world, amaze and entertain you with documentaries and investigations that are always driven by the quest for truth.

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National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Shark Nicole

Despite a well publicized image as a savage predator, there are many aspects of the great white that have remained a mystery. The movements of this intriguing and large animal across the Earth's oceans have remained an enigma for years. Keen to learn more about this much maligned animal, researchers developed a unique satellite tagging system specifically for great whites. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

On a remote island in the Black Sea, scientists dig up what is possibly one of the greatest archaeological finds in the history of Christianity; an exquisite marble box holding what could be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Christ. Loved by the public and feared by those in power, his story shows how he threatened ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Stonehenge Decoded

For centuries, Stonehenge has been a puzzle. There have been many disputed theories about this giant stone circle. the Romans imagined a temple to the sun god Apollo. Medieval legend said it was the work of the wizard Merlin. More recently, some have claimed it is a giant stone computer built to predict the movement of the stars. But now, ...
  • 2008
  • 01:36:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Superpride

Meet the Transects Pride. An average pride has four to five lionesses. The Transects have double that. But a great pride isn't measured by the number of lionesses it has, but by their success bringing forth life. The Transects are champion breeders. Hundreds of lions across the Serengeti trace their roots to this dynasty. They are a Superpride. Several times ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Witness: Disaster In Japan

The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011 as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving an unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. Witness: Disaster in Japan is ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Hunt for the Shadow Cat

The jaguar is considered the most mysterious and magnificent of all big cats. Ancient cultures considered them gods for their power, beauty and speed. But little is really known about this species that stalks the deepest jungles. Researchers have collected information about male jaguars, but half of the picture is missing as we know remarkably little about females. For the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Earth Overhaul

A small number of scientists from around the world are attempting to fix the earth. One cloud expert is looking to the sky for the solution and in Bermuda a scientist is working to use algae. But this is just the beginning. Nobody knows tough fixes better than Sean Riley and he’s on a quest to learn more about these ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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National Geographic Documentaries Venom: Nature's Killer

What they lack in terms of speed, strength and size, some of the world’s deadliest predators make up for with chemical weapons. They are the venomous creatures of the world, and they may kill 100,000 people a year. Snakes, spiders, snails and even jellyfish wield chemicals that can scramble your brain signals, paralyze your muscles, shred your blood cells and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:52:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/16/2015

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