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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/qYcPENCE5ZSzlE_ThuyiWw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. After decades of research,these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacán culture and its mysterious people.The film incorrectly states the city of Tikal is in Mexico... /episodes/get/42564 /episode/42564 Teotihuacán’s Lost Kings /episode-player/42564

Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacan culture and its mysterious people.

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Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/j180v1KYLTRWluaei9cWUA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where the queen’s lost tomb is hidden? /episodes/get/40510 /episode/40510 Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb /episode-player/40510

Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of Cleopatra

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Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/NtqsDcjkpvwMjAnrE1Ga8g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Using innovative, 3D-modelling technology, scientists set out to prove whether it’s possible three inmates were able to survive one of the most daring prison escapes on record. /episodes/get/40155 /episode/40155 The Alcatraz Escape /episode-player/40155

The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom. Now, a team of scientists believes the escapees could have made it to dry land-but only if they left at a specific time.

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Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/0nQmfSlduY1gFASlFil1TQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Archaeologists have been excavating in Jamestown for more than 20 years. In April 2012, a team of Historic Jamestowne archeologists discovered something surprising. In the trash layer of a cellar, among the butchered animal bones and household trash discarded by the Jamestown colonists, they found... /episodes/get/35985 /episode/35985 Jamestown’s Dark Winter /episode-player/35985

Discover the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World

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Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/OalTV5eM5ZbgESzhE5-8lA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore. /episodes/get/35079 /episode/35079 Vampire Legend /episode-player/35079

Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore

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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/0kGxBFXGcIRfwcijIz1lWw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Trojan Horse… It was the ultimate sneak attack, bringing a city that would withstood nine years of battle to its knees. But was it simply a work of fiction? Or did the Greeks really trick the Trojans into defeat with a giant wooden horse that concealed enough soldiers to reduce the powerful... /episodes/get/34481 /episode/34481 The Real Trojan Horse /episode-player/34481

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?

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Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:00
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