The BEST episodes of Lost Cities with Albert Lin

Every episode of Lost Cities with Albert Lin ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Lost Cities with Albert Lin!

Utilizing ground-penetrating radar, LiDar and 3D scanning, Lin joins boots-on-the-ground archaeologists to discover and re-create unexcavated worlds still hidden beneath the earth, including the Knights Templar in Israel, the Lost Kingdom of the Pacific in Micronesia and the city behind the legend of El Dorado: City of Gold in Colombia.

Last Updated: 6/15/2024Network: National GeographicStatus: Continuing
Megacity of the Maya Warrior King
21 votes

#1 - Megacity of the Maya Warrior King

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2021

Albert Lin travels to the jungles of Central America to solve an ancient mystery: who defeated the most powerful Maya city to have ever existed? With the help of new technology he tracks down the mighty warrior conqueror and reveals his capital – that may be the largest Maya city ever discovered!

32 votes

#2 - Petra's Hidden Origins

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2019

Albert Lin travels to Petra, Jordan, to discover the origins of the famous city. He finds out that it was built by the Nabataeans, a mysterious civilization that learned how to survive in the desert. He tracks down evidence of their cities and temples, and reveals that the ancient city of Petra was part of a much bigger network than he ever imagined.

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58 votes

#3 - Fortress of the Knights Templar

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/20/2019

Albert Lin travels to Israel in search of the lost fortunes of the mysterious Knights Templar - warrior monks who ruled the Holy Land through blood, God and gold. Using cutting-edge technology, Lin investigates the hidden Crusader city and the secret tunnels that lie beneath it to discover their lost world, their gold and the secrets that made them so ruthlessly successful.

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32 votes

#4 - Inca Island in the Sky

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/18/2019

Albert Lin travels to the mountains of Peru to discover the origins of its most famous site, Machu Picchu. Using LiDAR technology, he finds proof of the people who came before the Inca and treks into the mountains to find their homes and ceremonial sites. Lin reveals that the Inca city may have been inspired by another, even older civilization.

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40 votes

#5 - El Dorado: City of Gold

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/2019

Albert Lin travels to Colombia to find out the truth about the legendary city of El Dorado. He explores the ruins of Ciudad Perdida in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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45 votes

#6 - Ghost City of the Pacific

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2019

Albert Lin travels to Micronesia, in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, to uncover the ancient island city of Nan Madol. Exploring the tombs, temples and ritual sites, all built on man-made islands now shrouded by centuries of jungle growth, Lin discovers not just a city but an entire ocean continent spanning thousands of miles.

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36 votes

#7 - Stonehenge

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/2019

Albert Lin uncovers a lost city that predates Stonehenge by 4,000 years; the "Manhattan" of its day, Blick Mead could hold the secret to why one of the world's most famous monuments was built.

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The Great Flood
19 votes

#8 - The Great Flood

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/2/2021

Albert Lin is in search of the origins of the Great Flood. A story that is not just an echo from our ancient past but shared by cultures across the world. It's an epic quest that takes Albert from the icy depths of the Black Sea and the remains of a lost prehistoric civilization to the heights of the Peruvian Andes and a sacrifice site like no other.

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