Tag Archives: Smithsonian Channel

History: ‘Constantine’s Death Splits The Roman Empire’ (Smithsonian)

Constantine’s death would drive a crack through the Roman Empire, splitting it into West and East. Over the next several hundred years, parts of it would even fall to foreign invaders. But a new capital would rise to take its place: Constantinople.

New Aerial Travel Video: ‘Stratford-Upon-Avon’

To soar over Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire is to be transported back in time to the age of William Shakespeare; a man born in humble circumstances who would go on to become the most celebrated writer of all time.

Travel & Wildlife Video: India’s Endangered ‘One-Horned Rhinoceros’

The greater one-horned rhino is one of the most vulnerable animals in India – today, only 3,500 remain in the wild, spread out in isolated pockets from Nepal to the Myanmar border.

The Indian rhinoceros, also called the Indian rhino, greater one-horned rhinoceros or great Indian rhinoceros, is a rhinoceros species native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km².

Roman History: “Octavian & Marc Antony’s Alliance, 43 BC” (Smithsonian Video)

The thought of Marc Antony teaming up with his hated rival, Octavian, was an unlikely prospect – one that was tempered by a much more palatable reward: the elimination of their most hated enemies.

From the Series: Eight Days That Made Rome: Rome’s First Emperor http://bit.ly/2TOSfNy

New Aerial Travel Videos: “Castles Of Cardiff, Wales”

Despite being built around the time of William the Conqueror almost a thousand years ago, Cardiff Castle, with its 150-foot-tall clock tower, remains an iconic feature of the Welsh capital.

Cardiff is a city and the capital of Wales. It is the United Kingdom’s eleventh-largest city. As Wales’ chief commercial centre, Cardiff is the base for the Senedd, most national cultural institutions and Welsh media.

From the Series: Aerial Britain: Wales https://bit.ly/3gT9ucv


Washington is home to some of America’s wildest spaces and also its most modern cities. The Evergreen State is a story of mirror opposites: a wet, mountainous, tree-covered west and a dry, flat, open east. It is home to high-tech industries and America’s oldest Native American tribes. Experience all sides of Washington State, from thousands of feet in the air, and witness its conflicting worlds merging to form a land of remarkable beauty.

From the Series: Aerial America: Washington: http://bit.ly/2z2uGYE


Take flight over natural wonders and man-made marvels that celebrate Virginia and our country’s remarkable beginnings.

From the Series: Aerial America: Virginia http://bit.ly/2yXMB59


Join us as we soar high above Tennessee, the Volunteer State, journeying over the majestic Appalachian Mountains and the mighty Mississippi River, to see its natural beauty – rugged, inviting and infused with the spirit of a nation.
From the Series: Aerial America: Tennessee http://bit.ly/2yz9GdU