6 x 51 minute 4K UHD docudrama science / history series
Season 2 of Sacred Sites explores a further six civilizations and their amazing sacred sites. Dynamic new evidence, cutting-edge scientific research and revolutionary theories offer new perspectives on these monuments and the people who built them.
- Executive Producer – Stephen Rooke
- Executive Producers – Smithsonian Channel – David Royle & Tim Evans
- Series Producer – Stephen rooke
- Producer – Laura Danaher
- Creative Producer – David Ryan
- Directors – Stephen Rooke & Ruán Magan
- Writers – David Ryan & Ruán Magan
- Editors – Jim Dalton, Keith Walsh, Janice Toomey
- Directors of Photography – Michael O’Rourke, Colm Hogan, Piaras Mac Cionnaith
- Sound Recordists – Michael Cassidy, John Brennan
- Narrator – Eric Myers
- Music Composers – Giles Packham, Ray Harman, Damien Walsh
- Production Managers – Maeve Kenny, Maggie Fagan
PRODUCTION PERIOD: 2017 / 2018
- Smithsonian Channel, USA
- Section 481 – Ireland’s Film Corporation Tax Credit
From the supposed tomb of King Arthur to ancient Egyptian temples once controlled by female priests, from the timeworn pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela to the haunting Stone Age temples of Malta, and from the spectacular and evocative cities of the Maya to the ancient temples that fascinated the Nazis, the world’s religious sites are home to alluring secrets and mysteries. Over six new and enthralling episodes, Sacred Sites – Season 2 explores enigmatic religious sites around the world. Featuring advanced scientific discoveries and archaeological research, the new episodes will bring viewers to sanctified and historical locations stretching from Europe to North Africa.
The Season Two opening episode, Sacred Sites: King Arthur explores the myth of one of the most famous and legendary monarchs of all time. Legend says that King Arthur will return again one day to rule Britain, though many experts believe he was simply a mythical figure. Yet in the last few years, new evidence from ancient sites across England and Wales suggests that this powerful legend is rooted in fact. This episode seeks to answer the question: was this storied King a legend, or real? Subsequent episodes of Sacred Sites explore a further five incredible stories based on new research on ancient monuments and temples. Sacred Sites: The Maya studies the Mayan belief in three levels of existence and how their sites were built in harmony with a fascinating concept – the centre of the world. Sacred Sites: The Camino investigates the Christian pilgrimage route to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela and the extraordinary new research into its possible origins in paganism and heresy. Sacred Sites: Malta looks at the collapse of the ancient temple civilization on Malta around 2300 BC and the shocking causes of this apocalypse. Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses reveals the new evidence of a hidden power structure in ancient Egypt – one controlled by women. Sacred Sites: Nazi Myths explores how the Nazi party attempted to uncover the sacred sites of a pure Aryan religion to fuel their warped ideology.