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An archeologist travels around the world looking for unknown and missing artifacts from throughout time.
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Josh Gates ...  Himself - Host 144 episodes, 2015-2019
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Official Sites:

Travel Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Expedición al pasado See more »

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Ping Pong Productions See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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It might be light on archaeology but it is definitely fun
10 April 2016 | by kanati-2See all my reviews

If Mike Rowe is the people's everyman host, Josh Gates is the host you most want to be. Who wouldn't want to travel the world investigating odd and unusual stories and historical mysteries? And not only that, Josh never seems to have a bad day. Perhaps it's just the magic of television but he genuinely seems to have fun with everything no matter what situation he seems to find himself in. He seems to genuinely enjoy his job and it comes through in every episode.

The show thinly veils itself as being about history and archaeology, but it really is about Gates and his adventures and misadventures around the world. Occasionally you will learn something and they will find something archaeologically interesting, but that's really not what the show is about. Being on the Travel channel, it's as much about the travel and experience as it is the science. Perhaps more so.

The show is well worth the watch.


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