Secrets of the Dead

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.

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SECRETS OF THE DEAD is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by public television viewers.

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Hannibal in the Alps


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

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Scanning the Pyramids


Scanning the Pyramids will premiere Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10 p.m. on PBS

Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science


Was Leonardo a copycat?

Nero’s Sunken City


Follow archaeologists who map underwater ruins of ancient Rome’s version of Las Vegas

Van Gogh’s Ear


What did Vincent Van Gogh really do on the night of December 23, 1888?

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts


Follow scientists trying to determine which giant animal was the apex predator

After Stonehenge


Explore the charred remains of a 3,000-year old English settlement