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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Viking Warrior Queen

55:21

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



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Egypt's Darkest Hour

55:11

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

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

After Stonehenge

55:10

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

Ben Franklin's Bones

54:40

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