National Geographic has commissioned leading British indie production company, Caravan to produce THE BIBLE FROM SPACE (w.t.), a two-part documentary special which reveals the truth behind the biggest, 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.
The Bible From Space’s extraordinary revelations will change our understanding of Biblical events forever. 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 BIBLE FROM SPACE (w.t.) will premiere in 2019 on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.
THE BIBLE FROM SPACE (w.t.) is produced by Caravan. 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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National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo People) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of the world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now it is committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for consumers… all while reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month. NGP returns 27 percent of its proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com.
CARAVAN is a London based independent production company formed by award winning creatives who have made hundreds of hours of television across every genre – from massive science stunts and blue chip series to landmark history documentaries, investigations, crime, human interest documentaries, docudrama, arts, current affairs, factual entertainment and formats – for broadcasters including BBC, Netflix, Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, Channel 5, Animal Planet, ID, Smithsonian, American Heroes Channel, PBS, CNN and Nova.
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