When He Climbed The Steps Of A Mayan Temple
The actor traveled deep into the Guatemalan jungle to explore the ancient Mayan city of Takal and to learn how the people there viewed food and faith. Some archeologists believe that the stone structures in the abandoned city have been arranged to mirror the stars in Orion’s belt. We think, instead of visiting Machu Picchu, you should give Takal a try.
When He Explored The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre holds invaluable meaning. It is believed to be where Jesus was crucified. The Church also houses the Chapel of Adam, the first man. Freeman explored the religious site and his tour made us want to take a trip to Jerusalem too.
When He Crawled Through An Ancient Pyramid
To better understand how ancient people viewed the afterlife, Freeman traveled to Egypt to inspect the tomb of the Pharaoh Unas. Though climbing beneath all of that sand and rock wasn’t easy, the chance to see thousand-year old hieroglyphics up close seems worth it.
When He Sat Down With The Pontifical Academy Of Sciences
Even Morgan Freeman couldn't get a meeting with the Pope, but he was able to sit down with some of the brightest minds in the world. The actor visited members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (it’s like the Vatican’s own science department) to talk about some big topics. Guideposts.org couldn’t help marveling at how beautiful sites like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica are when we recently visited the Holy City.
When He Sailed The Ganges River
In the show’s premiere episode, Freeman takes on a subject we’re all curious about: What happens when we die? His journey leads him to Varanasi, India and the banks of the Ganges River, one of the holiest bodies of water on earth. The city is flooded with color and life. People travel here to pay their respects to those who have moved on from this life and to strengthen their own faith.
When He Visited The World’s First Place Of Worship
There are plenty of ancient, religious sites to be found in Turkey but Catalhoyuk may be the most interesting among them. Once a settlement supporting thousands of people nearly 9,000 years ago, the city’s nearby temple, Gobekli Tepe, is believed to be the world’s first temple.