Episode 5 - Lost Empire of the Minotaur
Knossos in Greece – the ruined city of the Minoans, Europe’s first super-power. Immortalized in Greek mythology as the home of the fabled Labyrinth and the Minotaur, Knossos has inspired many legends. But what really went on here 4000 years ago? Stunning CGI strips back the ancient ruins to reveal that truth is stranger than fiction. Ritual sports and secret codes expose an advanced civilization older than the Greeks and Romans. But at the peak of their powers, the Minoans disappeared – why? Evidence for a series of natural catastrophes and human sacrifice could reveal the chaos that ended their world.