This week TV shows & schedule – Medieval History

  • Steven 

*Times are Eastern Time

National Geographic Channel

8/17/2011

Knights Templar (9:00am – 10:00am)
Some say this medieval order still exists — and still protects a mysterious treasure. The Holy Grail? Discover the true story behind these legendary warriors.

Secrets of the Dark Arts (10:00am – 11:00am)
Legend describes the Philosopher’s Stone as the source of limitless wealth and eternal life. Despite its name, the stone was actually a special recipe, and the ultimate object of medieval alchemy. Scholars have uncovered a handwritten manuscript by one of the greatest scientific minds in history, Sir Isaac Newton, that may reveal its secrets. If they can decipher Newton’s cryptic codes and equations, can they unlock the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone?

Ancient X-Files: The Holy Grail (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Follow investigators to a mountaintop monastery in the quest for answers about the legendary Holy Grail. And, meet the knights who’ve vowed to risk their lives to defend the Valencia Chalice, a sacred cup they believe to be the Grail. Then, enter the Minotaur — a terrifying monster of ancient myth. NGC investigates: was this blood curdling story based on real places? Watch as we descend into a dark, complex cave system in an attempt to uncover the mystery.

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