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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Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science

55:11

Was Leonardo a copycat?



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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

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

53:31

Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of Cleopatra

The Alcatraz Escape

55:10

Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

54:41

Discover the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World