Could the future already be written? This mammoth series spans human experience to illuminate this question. Common wisdom has it we prepare for our future by understanding our past. But did the ancient prophets already know the future? Are we living in the world they predicted? In this enlightening and often unsettling series, the viewer revisits the prophecies and divinations of the Ancients and traces them to the modern events they may have been predicting. Beyond great leaders and pivotal battles, our history contains a trove of information and insight, tradition and warning. From the Tibetan Book of the Dead to a 20th Century Nostradamus, from the secrets of the Templars to the real fiend behind the Frankenstein story, these programs address some of these persistent curiosities from the Ages.