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Lost Kingdoms of Central America

Lost Kingdoms of Central America is a four-part BBC documentary series presented by Dr. Jago Cooper, exploring the rise and fall of the forgotten civilizations of Central America. Jago Cooper embarks on a journey to uncover the history of some of Central America's ancient civilizations, beginning with the Olmec people of southern Mexico. He investigates the rise and fall of the Olmec people; looks at the Taino people of the Caribbean and their multicultural society; uncovers the ancient Costa Rican people built spectacular settlements amongst rivers and volcanoes; and explores the ancient civilization of Teotihuacan that exploded into a position of dominance in the ancient Americas almost 2,000 years ago.

Episode 1 - Kingdom of the Jaguar
Jago Cooper begins by journeying through southern Mexico to investigate the rise and fall of America's oldest civilization, the Olmec, who thrived over 3,000 years ago.

Episode 2 - The People Who Created Columbus
Jago Cooper reveals that the Taino people of the Caribbean had a multicultural society complete with drug-infused rituals, strange skulls and amazing navigation.

Episode 3 - Between Oceans and Empires
Jago Cooper explores the forgotten people of ancient Costa Rica, who built a series of spectacular settlements amongst the rivers and volcanoes of central America.

Episode 4 - The Place Where Time Began
This episode explores the ancient civilization of Teotihuacan that exploded into a position of dominance in the ancient Americas almost 2,000 years ago.


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