The Naked Archaeologist Returns to Vision TV for an amazing THIRD season!

TORONTO (March 2, 2010) – The Naked Archaeologist, 2009 winner of the Special Jury Prize from the Archaeological Film Festival in Brussels, returns to Vision TV for an exciting third season.

Featuring amateur archaeologist, enthusiast and multi-award winning investigative filmmaker, Simcha Jacobovici, The Naked Archaeologist is an irreverent, entertaining and eye-opening journey into the fascinating archaeology of the ancient world. Along the way, new discoveries are made, lost treasures revealed, and ancient mysteries uncovered.

Unafraid to take on widely held beliefs, our intrepid archaeological detective wrestles ancient rocks, challenges experts, debates with unsuspecting passers-by, climbs mountains and jumps fences to get to the truth.

Once again, The Naked Archaeologist solves Biblical mysteries such as: if Jesus is a carpenter, why are all his followers fishermen? Why would the Hebrew matriarch Rachel trade a night of sex with her husband, for a bunch of mandrakes from her arch-rival Leah? And, was the Biblical Lilith an early feminist or a naked, winged, talonned, baby-snatching, wet dream causing demon?

All along, The Naked Archaeologist plays Jack-the-Giant-Killer in his quest to get past the jargon, right to the bare bones and great stories of Biblical archaeology.

This 13 X 1/2 hour television series is shot in the cradle of Western civilization - in the area where today we find modern-day Israel, Jordan and Egypt. As well, season 3 takes us to the UK, Turkey, Greece and Italy. Each archaeological mystery is explored on site, and Biblical and historical stories are illustrated through a playful use of on-location photography, archival footage, and digital animation.

“When we first started, we were told that fun, history and the Bible don’t mix. Now, in our third season, I think we’ve proven the naysayers wrong”, says producer/host Simcha Jacobovici.

The Naked Archaeologist will begin airing its third season on Vision Television with four back-to-back episodes starting on Monday March 22, at 10:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Pacific.

The Naked Archaeologist is series produced by Leslie Fruman, Betty Orr and Simcha Jacobovici. For Vision Television, Joan Jenkinson.

For more information on the series, please contact:

Kristen De Filippis at Associated Producers.
kristen@apltd.ca or 416.504.6662 x 294

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