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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.
Episodes
Ep 1
Kingdom of the Jaguar
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Ep 2
The People Who Greeted Columbus
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Ep 3
Between Oceans and Empires
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Ep 4
The Place Where Time Began
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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)
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)
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 unravelled by archaeologists. (3 of 4)
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)