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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Abandoning the Titanic


Learn about the captain of a “mystery ship” who turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic.

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Bombing Auschwitz


Would an Allied attack on Auschwitz have stopped future atrocities?

World War Speed


Follow historian James Holland as he unearths the truth about amphetamine use in World War

King Arthur's Lost Kingdom


Uncover new evidence suggesting the legend of King Arthur began in a Dark Ages trading vil

The Nero Files


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

The Woman in the Iron Coffin


Uncover the story of early America’s free black communities via 150-year-old remains.

The Real Trojan Horse


Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy