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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Viking Warrior Queen


Join archaeologists examining the history-changing DNA of a female Viking warrior.

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Egypt's Darkest Hour


Archaeologists discover a mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people near Luxor, Egypt.

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

Ben Franklin's Bones


Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.