Ancient X-Files 遠古X檔案
Experts travel to incredible locations across the world to find out the truth behind some famous unsolved mysteries
What would you do to get to the bottom of something? Would you travel the globe to hunt down every last clue? Would you risk your life to find out the truth? The scholars, archeologists1, and scientists on National Geographic Channel's "Ancient X-Files" do these and more. Each story in this series is a piece of detective2 work. The experts follow clues and put theories to the test in an attempt to explain the unexplained.
In "The Holy Grail3" episode, Janice Bennett investigates whether a chalice4 in Spain could be the famous cup used by Jesus Christ. As a Grail researcher, Bennett has come across many fakes in her time. However, this particular chalice is guarded by a brotherhood5 that has sworn to defend it with their lives.
Another mystery presented in the same episode is that of the Minotaur's labyrinth6. According to Greek mythology7, the Minotaur was a creature with the head and tail of a bull on the body of a man. It was locked up in a massive labyrinth with no way out. Now a scholar from Oxford University believes he has found its mysterious location.
investigate vt. 查明，調查
The police are investigating the disappearance of all the dogs in our neighborhood.
particular a. 特定的
Is there any particular food that Doris can't eat?
defend vt. 保衛，保護
The knight vowed to defend his king and castle.
get to the bottom of... 找出……的真相
Did you get to the bottom of all your car troubles?
hunt down... （鍥而不捨地）追尋／尋找……
The librarian helped Lily hunt down the rare book she wanted.
put...to the test 使……受到考驗
Crossword puzzles really put a player's word skills to the test.
in an attempt to + 原形動詞 試圖（做）……
Bruce stayed up all night in an attempt to finish his science project.
come across... 偶遇／偶然發現……
Sebastian came across an injured cat while he was jogging in the park.
archeologist n. 考古學家
detective n. 偵探（本文中作形容詞用）
Holy Grail n.（耶穌死前用過的）聖杯
brotherhood n. 兄弟會
labyrinth n. 迷宮
mythology n. 神話
Another mystery presented in the same episode is that of the Minotaur's labyrinth.
本句原為"Another mystery presented in the same episode is the mystery of the Minotaur's labyrinth."。在英文中，相同的名詞在同一句中出現時，為避免重複，會改用代名詞 that 或 those 代替。若為單數名詞或不可數名詞時，就以 that 取代，若是複數名詞，則以 those 取代之。 My parents are not as strict as those of my best friend.