Digging for the Truth

2005 TV-PG 1 season

Digging for the Truth

2005 TV-PG 1 season
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Josh Bernstein and the History Channel team up to explore some of the world's most baffling archeological and historical mysteries -- including El Dorado, Stonehenge and Pompeii -- and explain why these places are so significant. Using psychology and anthropology, Bernstein examines scientific theories, goes behind the scenes to find answers, and employs high-definition cinematography to chronicle his often-dangerous journeys.
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 4 discs

Join host and survival expert Josh Bernstein as he travels the globe in search of answers and evidence explaining the secrets of some of history's most fascinating civilizations. Season 1 adventures include a trip into the Andes Mountains to find the mythical city of El Dorado; an earnest quest to follow the trail of the biblical Ark of the Covenant; and an exploration of the tombs of Egypt to uncover the truth about Queen Nefertiti.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intriguing series uses scientific research to gauge the likelihood of various theories surrounding archaeological mysteries. Experts in science, history, religion, and mythology offer their views on long-standing questions (the possible location of the Ark of the Covenant, the existence of the doomed biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, etc.). Both parents and kids will be fascinated by the theories, as well as how they're investigated in the series. But you may want to brush up on the episode topics in case your kids need help deciphering anything.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Some re-enactments and computer-generated images replay battles, floods, volcanoes, and other historic disasters, which occasionally include some shots of blood.


"Hell" is used rarely.

Social Behavior

The series shows how various disciplines (archaeology, forensic science, history, biology) work together to make sense of clues from ancient mysteries.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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