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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Galileo's Moon


Join experts as they examine an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s revolutionary “Sidereus Nu

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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

After Stonehenge


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

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb


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

The Alcatraz Escape


Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.