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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The Nero Files


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

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The Woman in the Iron Coffin


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

Scanning the Pyramids


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

Secrets of Spanish Florida


Uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks.

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

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts


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