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Original run: 26 Jan 2013 – 2 Mar 2013
Country of origin: US
Network: H2 US
Watched by: 7 of 664 229 0%
Total running time: 4 hours 24 minutes
Episode duration: 22 minutes
Mankind Decoded reveals the gripping story of how 12 surprising forces shaped human civilization and helped make us who we are today. Lust for Luxury depicts the hunger of ordinary people for the luxuries of the rich, and how this has impacted history, from the obsession with silk to the fall of Constantinople and the industrial revolution.