Crime has been around since the beginning of mankind. Human history tells stories of rage and hate, of greed and suffering, of death and destruction. Nothing lets us look deeper into the dark abysses of a past epoch than the murders and misdeeds committed in it. But many crimes of the past are still unsolved today. Neither the perpetrators have been caught, nor has evidence been presented against them.
What was impossible then is now possible: Scientific methods can be used to solve crimes committed thousands of years ago. In the five-part documentary series Crime Scene: Antiquity, profilers, weapons experts, geneticists and historians use modern forensics and experimental archaeology to identify the criminals. In the process, they succeed again and again in shedding light on the darkness of historical criminal cases.