We preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have learnt.
This is the motto under which UNESCO has been preserving what are, by now, 878 one-of -a-kind natural and manmade monuments around the world since 1972. The Treasures of Mankind series follows the UNESCO World Heritage List, weaving amazing stories of our human history and destiny around them in incredible imagery. The Treasures of Mankind episodes not only supply an impressive store of knowledge about our world, but also impart a feeling for the spirit of each location and offer audiences completely new insights and horizons. The latest journeys lead us on the trail of the ancient Maya and their mysterious Central and South American religious sites - always in search of the relics and rituals of a once-thriving civilization. The second episode explores the indescribable beauty of Africa and its neighboring isle of Madagascar, while a third takes us underground to visit the world's major necropolises, burial sites in honor of the dead, bearing witness to the inheritance of the earliest major civilizations.