PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 October, 2003, 12:00am

Stone Age Columbus

Pearl, 9.30pm

America has its own established history of how it was populated around 11,000 years ago by people from Siberia. However, a remarkable new theory is emerging that 17,000 years before Columbus, Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside Mecca

National Geographic, 8pm

This film documents the experiences of three Muslim pilgrims as they journey to Mecca for the Hajj. Ismail Mahbob, a successful Malaysian businessman, must swap his comfortable life for austerity, South African Khalil Mandhlazi goes in search of an ideal Islamic world but discovers that even Mecca is not perfect, and convert Fidelma O'Leary finds her fellow pilgrims have difficulty accepting her as a peer.