Discovery Channel has announced Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein, a new reality series that will follow the international explorer as he travels around the world in search of hidden treasures, mysteries and natural wonders, will premiere Monday, August 18 at 8PM ET/PT.

"If there ever was a host that embodied the Discovery brand, it's Josh," said Discovery president John Ford.  "He has that same insatiable curiosity and zest for knowledge that our viewers share. The series is a complete 360-degree immersion of adventure and surprise."

Each episode of Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein will follow the explorer to a different locale, where he'll immerse himself in the culture to unlock mysteries and theories from both current headlines and ancient lore.

Topics covered will include secret mummification rituals in the jungles of Papua New Guinea; elephants that are attacking and killing humans in Africa; seeing if Hollywood portrayals of gladiators actually resemble those that existed in the former Roman Empire; finding what happened to the Chachapoya tribe in the Peruvian Andes that caused them to vanish in the 1500s; and traveling throughout Armenia, Israel, Sicily and Cyprus to see if the flood in Genesis really happened.

Bernstein previously hosted History Channel's Digging for the Truth before moving to Discovery Channel in April 2007.

Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein is produced by Darlow Smithson, with Bernstein, Bernadette McDaid and Beth Dietrich serving as executive producers.