Inside the largest underground temple in the world

Ernest's contributing editor Dr Bramwell explores one of the most fascinating places on the planet: Damanhur, a 1000-strong community who have built the 8th wonder of the world deep inside the Italian Alps.

Introducing a new project from The Odditorium - our regular collaborator at Wilderness Festival, who also produce a cracking podcast exploring the fringes of culture. Odditorium TV is "a unique and genre-defying channel that combines the gritty documentary-style of Adam Curtis with Cyril Fletcher from That's Life."

In episode one, Dr Bramwell visits Damanhur, a 1000-strong community who secretly built The Temples of Humankind - an underground temple complex larger than St Paul's Cathedral. They've also invented a fully functioning time machine, taught plants to sing and they do their shopping in Atlantis.

Subscribe to Odditorium TV on YouTube for the next episode, read the book The No.9 Bus to Utopia, published by Unbound; or visit for more about the good doctor's projects.