Expedition Unknown search for the lost tomb of Attila the Hun

Atilla battles the Allans in a engraving based on a Geiger drawing
An engraving based on a drawing by Geiger shows the Huns battling the Alans

On this episode of Expedition Unknown Josh Gates searches for the lost tomb of Attila the Hun.

From researching period text to tracking down interesting local legends, the historical sleuth and adventurer’s investigation takes him along the Danube to the hills outside Budapest.

Atilla was a remarkable leader who ruled over the Huns from 434 until his death in 453.

The Hunnic Empire was a loose confederation of tribes including the Huns and Ostrogoths.

The extend of the Huns's empire at the time of Atilla on a map
The extent of the Hun empire and tribes it subjugated under Atilla. Credit: Slovenski Volk

He looted the Balkans and tried to take Constantinople, becoming feared throughout both Roman Empires. His ambition led him to Perisa and even Roman Gaul, modern day France. Though he had less success in these regions.

Had he not died then it is likely he would have attempted to take Rome again.

Following his death, possibly from an existing medical condition, the empire collapsed.

Watch Expedition Unknown – The Lost Tomb of Attila the Hun at 9 PM on Travel Channel.

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