Secret Worlds

About the Show

A series in which archaeologist Michael Arbuthnot reveals some of the secrets of ancient human civilisations. On this occasion he joins other leading archaeologists at the site of the vast temple known as Angkor Wat, built by a 1,000-year-old civilisation that once thrived in the jungles of present-day Cambodia. The monument remained the tallest structure in Asia up until the 20th century. Arbuthnot scours the landmark for clues that might reveal how the people of the Khmer Empire lived and why the empire ultimately declined. He also experiences the sights and sounds of modern Cambodia, soaring over its rice fields in an ultra-light and sampling life on Tonle Sap, the world's most famous floating village.