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

55:21

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



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Galileo's Moon

55:03

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

World War Speed

55:41

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

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

55:11

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