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Explorer: Legend of the Monkey God

National Geographic
Maya ritual cave untouched for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists loading...
Maya ritual cave untouched for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists
Exploration of Balamku (Cave of the Jaguar God) reveals ancient religious practices—and may hold clues to the rise and fall of the Maya empire.
Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld loading...
Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld
Archaeologists deploy innovative technology to discover what lies within and below ancient Maya ruins.
Watch: Medieval Mausoleum Relocated to Escape Dam Flooding loading...
Watch: Medieval Mausoleum Relocated to Escape Dam Flooding
The 541-year-old structure gave way to Turkey’s largest hydroelectric dam, but the fate of other historic monuments—and local residents—remains murky.
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb loading...
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
During excavations of a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor, Egyptian archaeologists made what is being hailed as a major discovery.
Bible Scenes Uncovered in Ruins of Ancient Synagogue loading...
Bible Scenes Uncovered in Ruins of Ancient Synagogue
On a hill above the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, archaeologists have discovered one amazing floor mosaic after another.
Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World loading...
Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World
Guided by ancient Norse sagas and modern satellite images, searchers discover what may be North America's second Viking site.
Why Palmyra, Recently Liberated, Is a Historical Treasure loading...
Why Palmyra, Recently Liberated, Is a Historical Treasure
Fabulously wealthy and distinctly multicultural, this desert crossroads also had a rebellious streak.
Excavation of Ancient Lost City Yields New Finds loading...
Excavation of Ancient Lost City Yields New Finds
Archaeologists are revealing the site’s artifacts, with help from the President of Honduras.
Explorers Discover An Inca Shrine Where Children Were Sacrificed loading...
Explorers Discover An Inca Shrine Where Children Were Sacrificed
After extreme weather or natural disasters, the Incas would give human sacrifices to the gods
Islamic State Militants Blow Up The Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra loading...
Islamic State Militants Blow Up The Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra
Syria’s antiquities director confirms IS has destroyed the “icon of Palmyra”
The Mysterious Ruins Of An Ancient Palace Found In Greece loading...
The Mysterious Ruins Of An Ancient Palace Found In Greece
Remains were found at an excavation site near Sparta in the Peloponnese region
About the Show

Man has always sought to uncover ancient civilizations, even at dramatic personal cost. Explorer joins adventurer Steve Elkins on his quest for the mythical "Lost White City" or "City of the Monkey God" in the Mosquitia rainforests of Honduras.

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