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Carthage's Lost Warriors Air date: 04-03-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365213438/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that... /episodes/get/12304 /episode/12304 Secrets of the Dead: Carthage's Lost Warriors /episode-player/12304
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone Air date: 03-27-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365208393/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false /episodes/get/12222 /episode/12222 Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone /episode-player/12222
JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Air date: 11-14-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365118738/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkiteâs emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST. /episodes/get/10998 /episode/10998 Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time /episode-player/10998
Bones of the Buddha Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365051623/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India. /episodes/get/9857 /episode/9857 Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha /episode-player/9857
Bones of the Buddha Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365051393/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what theyâd find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some... /episodes/get/9858 /episode/9858 Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha /episode-player/9858
Ultimate Tut Air date: 07-11-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365043134/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The documentary answers the persisting questions surrounding Tutankhamun: who was he; how did he die; why was his tomb found intact; and what makes his mummy unique? /episodes/get/9741 /episode/9741 Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut /episode-player/9741
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Irish Escape
A plea is smuggled to a New York reporter from within Western Australia's Fremantle Prison. This letter launched an American whaler that stood its ground against an armed British steamer for freedom and independence. The whaler was the Catalpa, its captain was George Anthony and its human cargo...
Air date: 05/16/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1282032064/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A plea is smuggled to a New York reporter from within Western Australia's Fremantle Prison. This letter launched an American whaler that stood its ground against an armed British steamer for freedom and independence. The whaler was the Catalpa, its captain was George Anthony and its human cargo... /episodes/get/3140 /episode/3140 Secrets of the Dead: Irish Escape /episode-player/3140
Voyage of the Courtesans
In 1789, more than 200 female thieves, prostitutes and con-artists rounded up from London's most prisons were shipped off to an Australian penal colony aboard a leaky vessel named the Lady Juliana. But once aboard, the women turned their banishment into opportunity, transforming their ship into a...
Air date: 05/23/2007
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1290027448/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1789, more than 200 female thieves, prostitutes and con-artists rounded up from London's most prisons were shipped off to an Australian penal colony aboard a leaky vessel named the Lady Juliana. But once aboard, the women turned their banishment into opportunity, transforming their ship into a... /episodes/get/3155 /episode/3155 Secrets of the Dead: Voyage of the Courtesans /episode-player/3155
Aztec Massacre
Archaeologists make a grisly find: Four hundred skeletons buried in a mass grave. The bodies have lain undisturbed for 500 years, since the time of the Spanish conquest. But this is no ordinary gravesite. The remains suggest these people met a gruesome end at the hands of the Aztecs, who ruled...
Air date: 04/23/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1207009525/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Archaeologists make a grisly find: Four hundred skeletons buried in a mass grave. The bodies have lain undisturbed for 500 years, since the time of the Spanish conquest. But this is no ordinary gravesite. The remains suggest these people met a gruesome end at the hands of the Aztecs, who ruled... /episodes/get/3128 /episode/3128 Secrets of the Dead: Aztec Massacre /episode-player/3128
Escape from Auschwitz
Nazi records show that tens of thousands of Jews from German-occupied territories were sent to Auschwitz to be executed each month. But two Auschwitz prisoners, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, were determined to expose the horrors of the Nazi genocide and stop the killing factories forever. To do...
Air date: 04/30/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1239472626/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Nazi records show that tens of thousands of Jews from German-occupied territories were sent to Auschwitz to be executed each month. But two Auschwitz prisoners, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, were determined to expose the horrors of the Nazi genocide and stop the killing factories forever. To do... /episodes/get/3136 /episode/3136 Secrets of the Dead: Escape from Auschwitz /episode-player/3136
Herculaneum Uncovered
In A.D. 79, the people of Herculaneum, a seaside town in Italy's Bay of Naples, watched in horror as Mount Vesuvius erupted, hurling a boiling, churning column of gas and ash 10 miles high into the sky towards the neighboring city of Pompeii. It was only a matter of time before Vesuvius would...
Air date: 05/02/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1215284329/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In A.D. 79, the people of Herculaneum, a seaside town in Italy's Bay of Naples, watched in horror as Mount Vesuvius erupted, hurling a boiling, churning column of gas and ash 10 miles high into the sky towards the neighboring city of Pompeii. It was only a matter of time before Vesuvius would... /episodes/get/3139 /episode/3139 Secrets of the Dead: Herculaneum Uncovered /episode-player/3139
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