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Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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Follow historian James Holland as he unearths the truth about amphetamine use in World War

Air date:
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 04:00
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Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos. This copy included his signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings.

Air date:
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9kB4SJG8Z8QA2F_J6Q3vkw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The discovery of a rare mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people outside Luxor sends archaeologists on a quest to find out who the remains belong to, why they were buried the way they were and what was happening in ancient Egypt that would have led to a mass burial. Could the collapse of the... /episodes/get/91046 /episode/91046 Egypt's Darkest Hour /episode-player/91046

Follow a team of archaeologists as they examine a rare mass grave dating to the collapse of ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom, when political infighting and a changing climate brought down a dynasty in a moment of crisis and catastrophe.

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Wed, 04/03/2019 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/yR0zmJ2ysA3IBbGHk9zMaA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensic profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny. /episodes/get/90069 /episode/90069 The Nero Files /episode-player/90069

Take a look at the life of Nero and find out what history may have gotten wrong about him.

Air date:
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/EDfRyZYv_vLpeI4AMM3Y9g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow a team of forensic experts as they investigate the preserved remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York and reveal the little-known story of early America’s free black communities. /episodes/get/85372 /episode/85372 The Woman in the Iron Coffin /episode-player/85372

Uncover the story of early America’s free black communities via 150-year-old remains.

Air date:
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:52
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/zEzY9x5QqtlG7mHrbrSvpA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome. /episodes/get/61374 /episode/61374 Hannibal in the Alps /episode-player/61374

Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.

Air date:
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:34
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