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Lost Kingdoms of Central America
Temples clinging to the sides of volcanoes. Stunning artifacts infused with intriguing meaning. Sprawling citadels and inaccessible tombs. Like Indiana Jones - but without the hat and evil enemies - Dr. Jago Cooper searches for clues to Central America's forgotten civilizations. In this follow-up to the successful Lost Kingdoms of South America, Jago, who is curator of the Americas Collection at the British Museum, travels to Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, visiting spectacular sites and investigating the origins of legends, traditions and culture.

Memphis

Episodes
Ep 1
Kingdom of the Jaguar
Watch March 14, 9:00pm
Ep 2
The People Who Greeted Columbus
Watch March 21, 9:00pm
Ep 3
Between Oceans and Empires
Watch March 28, 9:00pm
Ep 4
The Place Where Time Began
Watch April 4, 9:00pm
Kingdom of the Jaguar
Dr. Jago Cooper journeys through southern Mexico to investigate the rise and fall of America's oldest civilization, the Olmec, who thrived over 3,000 years ago. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Mar 14, 9:00pm
Thu Mar 15, 1:00am
The People Who Greeted Columbus
The Taino were the first people of the Americas to encounter Columbus. As Dr. Cooper reveals, the Taino had a fascinating multicultural society complete with drug-infused rituals, strange skulls and amazing navigation. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Mar 21, 9:00pm
Thu Mar 22, 1:00am
Between Oceans and Empires
Jago explores the forgotten people of ancient Costa Rica, whose enigmatic legacy - including hundreds of mysterious, giant, stone spheres - is only now being unraveled by archaeologists. (3 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Mar 28, 9:00pm
Thu Mar 29, 1:00am
The Place Where Time Began
Jago explores the ancient civilization of Teotihuacan. For hundreds of years this great city state was the biggest in the New World. Yet the identity of the people who led this civilization remains a mystery. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Apr 4, 9:00pm
Thu Apr 5, 1:00am