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Myth Hunters

Myth Hunters

  • Premiered: 
    October 26, 2012
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  • Network: Yesterday
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

Using re-enactments and interviews with explorers, adventurers, historians and archaeologists, MYTH HUNTERS chronicles the tales of artifact hunters who searched for history's lost treasures. Whether it's the insatiable desire for eternal life, invincibility and symbolic power, the promise of fabulous wealth and fame or an unwavering spiritual dedication, these people shared the same infatuation that in some cases led to starvation, the loss of fortunes, imprisonment and death in the pursuit of their goal. Each 60-minute episode features the search for a different historical item, including: the Spear of Destiny, which is said to have pierced the side of Christ, taken by Hitler when his army overpowers Austria and lost again when Germany lies in ruin at the end of WWII; the Holy Grail, which Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler believes will grant him superhuman powers, so he conducts a top-secret mission to locate it; the Titulus Crucis, a small piece of wood believed to be a relic of the cross of Christ, which German journalist Michael Hesemann seeks to authenticate; the legendary Ark of the Covenant, which amateur archaeologist Ron Wyatt searches for; an ancient manuscript believed to be the birth certificate of the German race, for which Nazi soldiers raid an Italian count's country villa; and many more artifacts, like the Crystal Skulls, the Lost City of El Dorado, the Book of Spells, King Arthur's bones, the missing Eighth Wonder of the World, Atlantis, the Garden of Eden, and more. Switching the show's title from RAIDERS OF THE LOST PAST to MYTH HUNTERS, Military Channel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. AHC: American Heroes Channel aired the U.S. premiere of Season 2 on Sunday, April 19, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT. In the Season 2 opener, "The Hunt for the Garden of Eden," one maverick scholar, Dr Juris Zarins set out to prove the existence of The Garden of Eden, the most powerful and enduring myths ever created.
On Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT, AHC: American Heroes Channel aired the U.S. premiere of the third season of MYTH HUNTERS. The Season 3 opener, "Yamashita's Gold," chronicles how WWII legendary Japanese looted gold is hunted by an amateur Filipino treasure hunter.

Other Titles

  • Originally aired in the UK as: Raiders of the Lost Past
  • Aired internationally as: Mystery Hunters

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by World Media Rights
  • Distributed by IMG Entertainment