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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/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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Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps Premieres Tuesday, April 10 at 8-9 p.m. on PBS.

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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:34
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008251987/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Following the publication of Nature‘s article acknowledging the greatest discovery in Egypt’s Khufu pyramid for more than 1,000 years, THIRTEEN’s Secrets of the Dead: Scanning the Pyramids will unveil the adventure behind this revelation in a new documentary premiering nationwide Wednesday, January... /episodes/get/59214 /episode/59214 S17 Ep1: Scanning the Pyramids /episode-player/59214

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza. Using non-invasive technologies, they make a historic discovery.

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Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lBC-VaZRdw8mkpegpjGhRg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat? /episodes/get/51906 /episode/51906 Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science /episode-player/51906

Was Leonardo a copycat?

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Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:00
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