Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Athens BBC2

Ancient Invisible Cities airs this September at 9pm on BBC2:

Episode One: Cairo – Friday 7th September

Episode Two: Athens – Friday 14th September

Episode Three: Istanbul – Friday 21st September

In the latest series of Invisible Cities, Michael heads to Cairo, Istanbul and Athens across 3 episodes, to uncover the forgotten, hard to reach and invisible aspects of these extraordinary cities and in so doing, offers new perspectives on their dramatic and important histories.

See Michael descend deep under the Great Pyramid of Egypt; rock climb down a 1000 year old 90m well on Cairo’s citadel; discover a disused giant cistern inside the ancient hippodrome of Istanbul; abseil 16m underground to an ancient aqueduct in Athens; crawl through ancient mining caves at Laurion; and dive into the Aegean to see new underwater archaeology at Sounion.

Accompanied by ScanLabs who produce mm accurate 3D laser scans of many of the locations he visits, see Michael as he also leaps into the world of Virtual Reality to explore what it feels like to be a Caryatid on the Erechtheion in Athens; what the Haghia Sophia looks like when standing on its immense dome roof; and how the mysterious chambers of the Great Pyramid in Egypt line up when viewed from deep underground.

The series is accompanied by a number of 360 videos of Cairo, Athens and Istanbul:

Cairo:

 

Athens:

 

Istanbul:

 

Praise for Ancient Invisible Cities:

“It’s a geeky version of Indiana Jones” The Sun

“Irresistible to your inner Indiana Jones” Daily Mail

“This is a properly exciting state of the art History TV” Daily Express

“Scott’s journey of discovery reveals a side to this remarkable city unseen by even the most history-hungry tourist” Daily Mail (Athens)

“The intrepid Michael Scott descends into the dankest, tightest in search of the foundations of ancient Greece, and turns up some fascinating material” Daily Telegraph

“An enthralling lesson in the extraordinary feats of engineering that endure today” The Sun

“A Fascinating and Unique insight” Daily Mirror

“Thrilling end to what has been a fascinating and unique series” TV Times

“Scott is the best presenter Blue Peter never had!” The Times

“this series is far more intriguing than it has any right to be thanks to Scott’s energy and the fascinating stories he uncovers!” The Sun