Series premieres Tuesday, December 4 at 8 pm et/pt.
A self-described “seeker,” actress Megan Fox has an intrinsic thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity for ancient mysteries and cultures. Now, she’s taking an extraordinary journey across the globe to re-examine some of the world’s most enduring legends and lore in Travel Channel’s new series, Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox, produced by Karga Seven Pictures, premiering on Tuesday, December 4 at 8pm et/pt.
In each of the four hour-long episodes, Fox brings a fresh perspective to learning about some of the greatest myths and stories left behind by our ancient ancestors. Meeting with experts and archaeologists, and perusing through priceless texts and fascinating artifacts, Fox attempts to uncover answers about the age-old mysteries that still perplex scientists and archaeologists to this day: What was Stonehenge’s real purpose? Was the Trojan War real? Were some of the fierce Viking warriors actually women? Who were the first human settlers to arrive on the shores of what is now North America?
“All across the world, our ancient ancestors left behind towering mysteries and enchanting myths,” said Fox. “As an actress, I’ve been lucky enough to peek behind the curtain at some of these ancient sites, and it has ignited an insatiable curiosity in me to learn more about these lost worlds that are deep in our distant past.”
In the series premiere, Megan Fox journeys to Scandinavia and England to investigate a bold new hypothesis that powerful female warriors played a role in helping the Viking hordes become the most feared army of the time. From the earliest recorded invasions in 790 AD through the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the Vikings raided and pillaged from Scandinavia to England and Russia, as far east as Newfoundland and to the shores of North Africa. For centuries, it was widely believed that Viking men led the charge. But new archaeological findings are questioning these long held beliefs, and Megan Fox is on a quest to find the truth about the elite Viking warriors.
Upcoming episodes include:
“Stonehenge: The Healing Stones” – Premieres Tuesday, December 11
Megan Fox travels to the United Kingdom to explore one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in the world – Stonehenge. She’ll investigate why our ancestors built this enigmatic monument and explore whether the stones possess supernatural powers. Was Stonehenge an ancient calendar, the world’s first “supercomputer,” or a Stone Age hospital? Or perhaps it was all, or none, of the above?
“America’s Lost Civilization” – Premieres Tuesday, December 18
For nearly 100 years, scientists have said that humans came to what is today the United States of America at the end of the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. But new archaeological findings along the Savannah River in the southeastern United States show that a great migration could have happened as far back as 48,000 BC. Some believe these first settlers were gigantic prehistoric versions of homo sapiens. Megan Fox seeks to uncover who, or what, these early settlers really were.
“The Trojan War: Myth or Truth?” – Premieres Tuesday, December 25
Megan Fox travels to Turkey to try to answer the longstanding question: Did the infamous Trojan War actually take place? Using one of the greatest Greek legends, Homer’s Iliad, as her treasure map, Fox examines high-tech data and the latest archaeological finds along the coast of modern day Turkey in search of answers. Was Homer’s Iliad the greatest work of fiction ever written…or was he recording real events?
Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox is produced for Travel Channel by Karga Seven Pictures with Megan Fox, Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson, Jason Wolf and Pete Ritchie as executive producers. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Neil Regan, Jane Latman is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.