Architecture, archaeology and adventure this June on Discovery World HD

From ancient artifacts to extreme adventure, Discovery World HD reveals an extraordinary world in June with five new series.

Wonder at ancient architectural creations in ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE (June 2). Discover the earliest life forms through million-year-old fossils in FIRST LIFE WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH (June 4).

Follow one of the last surviving gorilla kings as he fights for his life and that of a Silverback orphan in MOUNTAIN GORILLA (June 11).

Join nine ordinary people as they attempt to get OUT OF THE WILD (June 22) and back to civilization after being abandoned in a remote corner of Venezuela’s southern frontier. Finally, plan for a world-wide adventure with the TRAVEL GUY (June 21).

 

June programming highlights for Discovery World HD include:

 

ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Thurs., June 2 and Thurs., June 9 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Rome and Egypt have produced some of the greatest architectural wonders of the world, and did so without the assistance of modern engineering. ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE reveals the ingenuity and precision that enabled Rome’s extensive water system and Egypt’s pyramids to stand the test of time. The two-part series uses modern techniques and expertise to discover how these ancient masterpieces were constructed and uncovers the complex technology used to build them.

 

FIRST LIFE WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 4

In the last 20 years stunning archaeological finds have transformed our understanding of the earliest life forms. FIRST LIFE WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH travels across the globe to meet expert fossil hunters who have been uncovering some of the most remarkable natural artifacts preserved for hundreds of millions of years. The three-part series travels from the fog-bound coasts of Newfoundland and the ice-capped Rockies, to the parched Australian Outback and the rugged deserts of Morocco.

 

MOUNTAIN GORILLA

Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning June 11

Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) narrates this landmark three-part series, MOUNTAIN GORILLA. Follow one of the world’s last mountain gorillas, Titus the gorilla king, as he faces the biggest challenge of his life. He’s lived longer and sired more offspring than any other known gorilla, but his time as a great leader may be coming to an end. The mighty silverback has a little orphan in his care – and both their lives hang in the balance. 

 

TRAVEL GUY

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, beginning June 21

Join TRAVEL GUY for a 13-part series that offers unscripted highlights, information and tips to help plan your own travels. From zip-lining across the top of the Belizean rainforest to learning how to cook traditional food dishes; and from standing on top of the most spectacular cliffs in the world to exploring the world’s oldest structures – the TRAVEL GUY does it all and shows that you can too!

 

OUT OF THE WILD

Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 22

In the eight-part series, OUT OF THE WILD, nine ordinary people are flown in and abandoned in a remote corner of Venezuela’s southern frontier – a lost world that once lured explorers in search of El Dorado. Now the volunteers, armed with only the most basic supplies, must traverse 113 brutal kilometres of uncharted terrain back to civilization.

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