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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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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/R9WkqY8mi7WZr6pGl8qHew==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race. /episodes/get/93345 /episode/93345 World War Speed /episode-player/93345

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/BWny-OyJLrKYgPoc0yxPfw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century; an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos. /episodes/get/93549 /episode/93549 Galileo's Moon /episode-player/93549

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.

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

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Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:00
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Uncover the story of early America’s free black communities via 150-year-old remains.

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Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:52
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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.

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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:34
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