A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Promotes learning about our collective past and thinking anew about old subjects.
Violence & Scariness
Certain episodes focus on wars (Trojan War, etc.). Battle dramatizations are generally tame.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some nude statues.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional episodes might mention wine or other intoxicants.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this history-oriented documentary series covers a broad range of topics. Some episodes deal with ancient religions, while others delve into wars (including battle dramatizations) and other historical events. Parents may want to preview topics to make sure that episodes are suitable for their kids -- that is, if they're even interested in this rather dry show. Overall, other than some nude statues and bows and arrows, there's not much to worry about.
Is It Any Good?
Full of interesting tidbits and gorgeous objects, ANCIENT DISCOVERIES can be a pleasure to watch. But it's slow going, and those with short attention spans may find their thoughts drifting during the long-winded explanations of past and current thinking and rituals. For those with a particular interest in the episode topics, the series can shed new light on old ideas. Others may be able to pick out something useful here and there. Teens and younger folks might get more out of series specifically oriented toward younger viewers.
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