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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World War Speed


Follow historian James Holland as he unearths the truth about amphetamine use in World War

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Egypt's Darkest Hour


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

King Arthur's Lost Kingdom


Uncover new evidence suggesting the legend of King Arthur began in a Dark Ages trading vil

The Nero Files


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

The Woman in the Iron Coffin


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

Hannibal in the Alps


Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps Premieres Tuesday, April 10 at 8-9 p.m. on PBS.

Secrets of Spanish Florida


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