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Mystery on HISTORY returns… including abridged local content, Africa’s Greatest Mysteries

[PARTNER CONTENT] HISTORY® Channel Africa (DStv 186) will unveil the discovery of one of the greatest shipwrecks of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, as part of Mystery on HISTORY month in July. Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found follows news earlier this year of the landmark discovery of the Endurance.

The 90-minute special, Sunday July 3 at 7:05 p.m., is a definitive look at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic and ill-fated 1914 expedition that resulted in the sinking of his much-venerated ship, as well as the relentless mission of archaeologists seafarers to find this sacred place. the holy grail of shipwrecks. An expedition team aboard the SA Agulhas II, a South African ship, discovered the wreck on the high seas in March this year, 107 years after it sank.

Mystery on HISTORY month brings with it four top mystery titles and a number of fan favorites. In HISTORY’S Greatest Mysteries (begins Sunday, July 3 at 8:15 p.m.), Oscar® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laurence Fishburne delves into some of the best theories surrounding the world’s most enigmatic unsolved mysteries. In this third season, he interrogates among others; the infamous Cold War case where nine hikers were found mutilated on the remote Dyatlov mountain pass and how the magnificent Amber Room, valued at half a billion dollars, was dismantled and disappeared without a trace traces during the Second World War.

Fishburne will unpack these puzzles with contributions from top historians, authors, scientists and scholars looking for possible explanations for some of the world’s most puzzling events.

Lost Gold of the Aztecs (begins Friday, July 22 at 8:15 p.m.) follows three families determined to break a 500-year-old curse to find the hidden treasure of gold. 500 years ago, the Spanish conquistadors raided the gold-bearing land of the Aztecs. But according to legend, Emperor Montezuma and his people were able to smuggle their wealth north to seven separate locations in what is now the American Southwest. For five centuries, thousands of people have searched for the treasure of Montezuma and the 7 Cities of Gold. The hoard is believed to consist of a huge amount of gold bullion, silver, gemstones, jewelry and other Aztec artifacts, worth over $3 billion.

World Greatest Treasure Mysteries, the second season (begins Friday, July 29 at 7:25 p.m.) is hosted by real-life treasure hunters, Rick and Marty Lagina. Together with their intrepid search partner, Matty Blake, they are back on the “Beyond Oak Island” treasure hunt. This action-packed season of the hit HISTORY Channel series will follow them across the United States and Canada as they meet and work with other treasure hunters to seek billions in legendary lost riches. From hidden Spanish gold mines and outlaw hideouts, to sunken treasure galleons and riverboat wrecks, the trio will dig, drill and dive into history.

HISTORY Channel Africa will also air local short content around Africa’s greatest mysteries in July. These will showcase some of the continent’s most baffling historical mysteries, including the story of our own lost treasure, the Kruger Millions, when President Paul Kruger apparently took drastic measures to hide South Africa’s gold. South to the British Army in June 1900 as they closed in on Pretoria.

Another of the shorts will discover the legendary ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman, which would still suddenly appear in the waters around Cape Town and then disappear again. The mystery surrounding the unfortunate SAA Flight 295, named Helderberg, will also be examined. The plane broke up in mid-air and crashed into the Indian Ocean killing everyone on board in 1987. With only a few bodies, a small amount of wreckage and badly damaged cockpit strips, investigators still do not know what caused the accident.

Explore some of the world’s oldest mysteries with the HISTORY channel in July. Tune in to DStv 186, every Friday and Sunday from 7:05 p.m., for back-to-back programming of Mystery on HISTORY.

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