National Geographic has commissioned indie Caravan to produce The Bible From Space (w.t.), a two-part documentary special which aims to reveal the truth behind the most incredible stories from the Old Testament.
National Geographic Explorer, adventurer, and expert in remote sensing, Albert Lin ("Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings," "China’s Megatomb Revealed") will guide viewers on a journey through the Holy Lands, delving into the historical events that might lie behind biblical stories including the Exodus and parting of the Red Sea, as well as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Travelling with a mobile laboratory through the deserts of the Middle East and working with top archaeologists, Lin carries out brand-new scientific research, using satellite imagery, multi-spectral analysis, magnetometry, aerial photogrammetry and old-fashioned detective work to find answers hidden for millennia.
Multi-Spectral Satellite imagery allows satellite photos to identify excavation sites from 800 kilometres up, far beyond Earth’s stratosphere. Digital archaeology promises to rebuild destroyed worlds from fragments of their remains. Buildings, settlements, roads, and even evidence of natural disasters hidden beneath the earth’s surface will be brought back to life.
Jules Oldroyd, SVP, International Programming for National Geographic commented: “Having had great success in uncovering ancient ruins around the world over the last couple of years, National Geographic is excited to be partnering with Caravan on this series and to have Albert Lin on board a project that will move digital archaeology forward by attempting to reveal the truth of these ancient narratives handed down over countless generations."
Dinah Lord, Founder and Managing Director of Caravan said: “Caravan is thrilled to be working with National Geographic to provide its global audience with answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the Bible. Using revolutionary scientific technology alongside expert archaeology, the findings may change our understanding of Biblical stories forever.”
The show will premiere in 2019. For Caravan, Executive Producers are Dinah Lord and Matthew Barrett. The Series Producer is Matthew Thompson and Director is Nigel Walk. For National Geographic, Simon Raikes is Executive Producer, Jules Oldroyd is SVP, International Programming and Geoff Daniels is EVP, Global Unscripted Entertainment.
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