Friday, August 22, 2008

Digging For The Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries - Josh Bernstein

I have finally finished reading the book and this is a must read book for fans of the television series "Digging for the Truth". I have watched season 1 and 2 of the series and is eagerly waiting for the National Library to purchase season 3 so that i can borrow the DVD set. What i like about this book is that it provides me with more information on some of the topics in the series that i did not really understand after watching the episodes. In the book, the host of the series Josh Bernstein shares with readers his personal experience, behind the scenes works and also pictures taken while he was filming the series.

Readers of the book would also gain insights into the risk and dangers that went on behind the scenes in shooting the show and how much efforts the production team went into so as to show viewers precious footages of the interior of the Pyramids of Egypt and Yemen. That was definitely one of my favourite episodes! I also enjoyed watching the episode of Josh diving into the water to search for the underground palace of Cleopatra and also the story on Queen Nefertiti.

What i like particularly about the series was the chance to follow the journey of Josh to various exotic places that i might not even have the chance to go during my lifetime like Ethiopia, Yemen and Jerusalem. Another of my favourite episodes was on the Vikings. That episode gave me a chance to better appreciate the beauty of Iceland and Greenland which is much better than seeing the pictures and reading about the places on travel books. It was also interesting seeing the restored homes (Viking longhouses) of the Vikings which Erik the Red had lived in the Year 982 AD.

It also makes me better appreciate the series and i was reading the book and watching season 1 and 2 at the same time which gives me a better idea of how difficult it was to shoot some of the episodes which i would not have realised while just watching it on tv.

1 comment:

ebe said...

GOOD GOOD GOOD !!!!!!!!!!