Nat Geo greenlights special docu ‘The Bible From Space’
MUMBAI: National Geographic has commissioned leading British indie production company, Caravan to produce ‘The Bible From Space’ (w.t.), a two-part documentary special which reveals the truth behind t stories from the Old Testament. It will air in 2019 on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.
National Geographic explorer, adventurer, and an expert in remote sensing, Albert Lin will guide viewers on a journey through the Holy Lands, delving into the historical events that might lie behind biblical stories including the Exodus and parting of the Red Sea, as well as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Bible From Space’s revelations will aim to change our understanding of Biblical events forever. Travelling with a mobile laboratory through the deserts of the Middle East and working with top archaeologists, Lin carries out brand-new scientific research, using satellite imagery, multi-spectral analysis, magnetometry, aerial photogrammetry, and old-fashioned detective work to find answers hidden for millennia.
Multi-Spectral Satellite imagery allows satellite photos to identify excavation sites from 800 kilometres up, far beyond Earth’s stratosphere. Digital archaeology promises to rebuild destroyed worlds from fragments of their remains. Buildings, settlements, roads, and even evidence of natural disasters hidden beneath the earth’s surface will be brought back to life.
National Geographic senior VP, international programming Jules Oldroyd commented, “Having had great success in uncovering ancient ruins around the world over the last couple of years, National Geographic is excited to be partnering with Caravan on this series and to have Albert Lin on board a project that will move digital archaeology forward by attempting to reveal the truth of these ancient narratives handed down over countless generations.”
Caravan founder, MD Dinah Lord said. “Caravan is thrilled to be working with National Geographic to provide its global audience with answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the Bible. Using revolutionary scientific technology alongside expert archaeology, the findings may change our understanding of Biblical stories forever.”