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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Galileo's Moon


Join experts as they examine an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius.”

World War Speed


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

The Woman in the Iron Coffin


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