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

55:11

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

55:11

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

Scanning the Pyramids

55:11

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

Secrets of Spanish Florida

01:54:41

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

Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science

55:11

Was Leonardo a copycat?

Nero’s Sunken City

55:11

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

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

55:10

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