the show takes an event or subject in history that is not yet completely understood by modern-day historians and Josh sets out to remote locations all over the world to talk to leading experts and to conduct a hands on analysis of the mysterious place or person. The end of each episode consists of Joshs analysis of all the found facts and a proposed hypothesis as to what really must have happened. Subject matter is usually something in our history that has been target of great controversy and uncertainty. in 2007 Josh decided to leave the show and take a job with Discovery channel and thus turning the hosting job over to veteran television host, Hunter Ellis.
Few names conjure as much mystery as that of Timbuktu. For centuries, Europeans heard legends of a mythical city in the heart of the Sahara, the source of endless caravans of gold. But it took 500 years to find it, and by then the glory was gone. Host Hunter Ellis combs the deserts of Timbuktu to find the source of its great power, wealth, and mystery.