Pyramid of Death: Mystery of the Great Ziggurat of Ur
Deep in the Iraqi desert, lies the great Ziggurat of Ur. Long off-limits in a violent warzone, now our cameras have exclusive access to explore these 4000-year-old ruins. What did the ziggurat look like in its prime? Is this lost city home to the first civilization ever known: the Sumerians of Mesopotamia?
Using stunning CGI, we reconstruct the ziggurat - revealing a shimmering white shrine on its summit, aligned with the moon. We unearth macabre skeletons - sacrifices to the King. And reveal the marvels of engineering, that made this one of the first, and greatest, cities on the planet.