Secrets of the Dead
Scientists seek to uncover celebrated mysteries of the past in this occasional British series.
The Lost Gardens of Babylon
The search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World despite a lack of physical evidence that they existed. Dr. Stephanie Dalley (Oxford University) posits that the legendary gardens were not located, as commonly believed, in the ancient city of Babylon, but hundreds of miles to its north, in what's now central Iraq. (60 minutes)
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Resurrecting Richard III
Scientists study the bones of King Richard III (1452-85), the infamous English monarch. (The remains were discovered beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012.) Included: whether the curvature of his spine would have hindered him in battle. (60 minutes)
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Available Online Episodes
- JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness - In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights.
- S13 Ep4: The Lost Gardens of Babylon - Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World
- S15 Ep1: Vampire Legend - Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore
- S16 Ep4: Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science - Was Leonardo a copycat?
- S4 Ep2: Killer Flu - Where did this particular flu strain come from, and what made it so deadly?
- S5 Ep1: The Hunt for Nazi Scientists - Allied agents engage in a race to capture the elite of Germany's scientific community
- S5 Ep2: Gangland Graveyard - Delve into the world of the Mafia through the insight of the real life Donnie Brasco
- S5 Ep4: The Sinking of the Andrea Doria - See testimonies and footage of the accident that ended the era of luxury cruise liners
- S7 Ep1: Aztec Massacre - 400 skeletons are found in Zultapec. Who were the victims and why were they killed?
- S7 Ep2: Escape from Auschwitz - Two Auschwitz prisoners were determined to expose the horrors of the Nazi genocide
Episodes available on passport:
- After Stonehenge - Explore the charred remains of a 3,000-year old English settlement
- Graveyard of the Giant Beasts - Follow scientists trying to determine which giant animal was the apex predator
- S10 Ep1: Churchill's Deadly Decision - Explore the dark side of Britain's fight against the Nazis
- S10 Ep2: Deadliest Battle - Uncover new evidence that described a forced retreat during the Battle of Stalingrad
- S10 Ep3: The Silver Pharaoh - Watch the full episode and discover the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I
- S10 Ep4: Slave Ship Mutiny - Watch the full episode and discover the fate of the slave ship Meermin
- S11 Ep1: Lost Ships of Rome - Watch the full episode and investigate ancient Roman shipwrecks
- S11 Ep2: Lost in the Amazon - Watch the full episode and discover the fate of famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett
- S11 Ep3: China's Terracotta Warriors - Watch the full episode of China's Terracotta Warriors
- S11 Ep4: The World's Biggest Bomb - Watch the full episode of Secrets of the Dead: The World's Biggest Bomb.
- S12 Ep1: The Man Who Saved the World - Watch the full episode of The Man Who Saved the World
- S12 Ep2: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers - Watch the full episode of Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers
- S12 Ep3: Death on the Railroad - Find out how and why 57 Irish immigrants to the U.S. died in 1832.
- S12 Ep5: Ultimate Tut - Watch the full episode of Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut.
- S12 Ep6: Bones of the Buddha - Watch the full episode of Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha.
- S13 Ep1: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time - THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination
- S13 Ep2: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone - Examine new forensic techniques being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary.
- S13 Ep5: The Mona Lisa Mystery - Secrets of the Dead Investigates the Tale of Two Mona Lisas
- S13 Ep6: Resurrecting Richard III - Follow scientists who are testing the bones of King Richard III, unearthed in 2011
- S14 Ep10: Jamestown’s Dark Winter - Discover the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World
- S14 Ep1: Ben Franklin's Bones - Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.
- S14 Ep2: The Real Trojan Horse - Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy
- S15 Ep2: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb - Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of Cleopatra
- S15 Ep3: The Alcatraz Escape - Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.
- S15 Ep4: Teotihuacán’s Lost Kings - Follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city.
- S16 Ep2: Van Gogh’s Ear - What did Vincent Van Gogh really do on the night of December 23, 1888?
- S16 Ep3: Nero’s Sunken City - Follow archaeologists who map underwater ruins of ancient Rome’s version of Las Vegas
- S5 Ep3: Voyage of the Courtesans - Follow the racuous journey of the 18th century women who settled Australia
- S6 Ep5: Irish Escape - See the heroic escape story of Irish political prisoners, the Fremantle Six
- S8 Ep1: Doping for Gold - Investigate one of the most alarming cover-ups in the history of the Olympic Games
- S8 Ep2: Sinking Atlantis - Uncover history-changing evidence of what happened to the ancient Minoans
- S8 Ep3: Executed in Error - Investigators have re-opened the files on one of the crimes of the century
- S8 Ep4: Blackbeard's Lost Ship - Has an archaeology team discovered Blackbeard's sunken flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge?
- S9 Ep1: Michelangelo Revealed - Art historians investigate strange inconsistencies in Michelangelo's famous Moses
- S9 Ep2: The Airmen and the Headhunters - Uncovers a WWII survivor tale of US soldiers lost in Borneo and their unlikely rescuers
- S9 Ep3: Mumbai Massacre - Retrace the harrowing hours of the tragic 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. NOTE: Graphic...
- S9 Ep4: Japanese SuperSub - Recount Japan's superior submarine technology combining tactical advantages of sea and sky
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