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Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.

Legend has it, King Richard III had his two nephews killed at the Tower of London in 1483.
Find out if the 15th-century murder of two princes in the Tower of London can be solved.
The official record states the boy crowned King Edward in 1487 was actually an imposter.
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Find out if the 15th-century murder of two princes in the Tower of London can be solved.
Uncover the only evidence of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain.
Discover the untold story of Paris’ most famous landmark and the race to top 1,000 feet.
Discover the world of dinosaur fossil collecting, an unusual hobby with a growing market.
Explore the sunken remains of an early Christian basilica in western Turkey.
New evidence sheds light on the early indigenous societies of the Amazon.
Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.
What if climate change and pandemics caused of the decline of the Roman Empire?
Explore the last days in Pompeii, before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.
Discover one of the most significant British archaeological finds of the century.
Fr. Marius Zerafa risks his life to recover a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen in 1984.
In 1613, a Japanese samurai was sent to Europe to negotiate opening a new trade route.
New evidence on the origins of Stonehenge is uncovered.
A fresh look at the flaws that led to the infamous Hindenburg disaster in 1937.
Discover the untold story of prehistoric women through the latest science and research.
Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe.
Join treasure hunters searching for the lost treasure of gangster Dutch Schultz.
Learn about the captain of a “mystery ship” who turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic.
Join archaeologists examining the history-changing DNA of a female Viking warrior.
Follow an in-depth investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame.
Would an Allied attack on Auschwitz have stopped future atrocities?
Join experts as they examine an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius.”
Follow historian James Holland as he unearths the truth about amphetamine use in WWII.
Archaeologists discover a mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people near Luxor, Egypt.
New evidence suggests the legend of King Arthur began in a Dark Ages trading village.
Take a look at the life of Nero and find out what history may have gotten wrong about him.
Uncover the story of early America’s free Black communities via 150-year-old remains.
Where did Hannibal and his army cross the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome?
Scanning the Pyramids will premiere Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10 p.m. on PBS
Was Leonardo a copycat?
Follow archaeologists who map underwater ruins of ancient Rome’s version of Las Vegas
What did Vincent Van Gogh really do on the night of December 23, 1888?
Follow scientists trying to determine which giant animal was the apex predator
Explore the charred remains of a 3,000-year old English settlement
Follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city.
Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of Cleopatra
Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.
Discover the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World
Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore
Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy
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Two experts conduct a virtual autopsy on skeletal remains from Roman Britain.
An osteoarcheologist explores possible explanations for a nail found through a heel bone.
Uncover the only evidence of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain.
Gustave Eiffel had a lengthy résumé before he built his namesake tower.
Discover the untold story of Paris’ most famous landmark and the race to top 1,000 feet.
Eiffel’s use of iron to build his tower represented a radical architectural shift.
Discover the world of dinosaur fossil collecting, an unusual hobby with a growing market.
A collector talks his love of dinosaurs and shows off the displays in his home.
The original buyer and seller of “Big John” discuss their feelings about the sale.
After excavating its remains, scientists see what the Iznik basilica may have looked like.
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