• Secrets of the Dead -- The Cultural Bias Behind This Warrior's Grave
    S18 E4: The Cultural Bias Behind This Warrior's Grave
    Nobody had an issue with the warrior interpretation of Bj 581 until it was ...
    Nobody had an issue with the warrior interpretation of Bj 581 until it was argued that the remains belonged to a female. Archaeologist Neil Price breaks down the cultural bias behind this warrior's ...
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- The Warrior Behind the Weapons
    S18 E4: The Warrior Behind the Weapons
    From axes to spears, a swordsmith shares what he's learned about the warrior ...
    From axes to spears, a swordsmith shares what he's learned about the warrior behind the weapon after careful studies.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Why Notre Dame's Gargoyles Are More Than Art
    S18 E3: Why Notre Dame's Gargoyles Are More Than Art
    People often assume they're simply decorative but the gargoyles are vital to the ...
    People often assume they're simply decorative but the gargoyles are vital to the structure of Notre Dame, serving as part of the water drainage system. Still in use today, when the drainage system was ...
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Pehle and The Post
    S18 E2: Pehle and The Post
    On December 3, 1944, The Washington Post published an editorial on the ...
    On December 3, 1944, The Washington Post published an editorial on the atrocities in Auschwitz with the headline “Genocide,” marking the first time the word appeared in a national newspaper.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- The Great Moral Dilemma of the 20th Century
    S18 E2: The Great Moral Dilemma of the 20th Century
    In May 1944, Rabbi Michael Weissmandl sent the Auschwitz Protocol, along with a ...
    In May 1944, Rabbi Michael Weissmandl sent the Auschwitz Protocol, along with a plea for help and a demand for Allied air forces to bomb Auschwitz, to Roswell McClelland at the War Refugee Board in ...
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- The "Dark Heart" of Auschwitz-Birkenau
    S18 E2: The "Dark Heart" of Auschwitz-Birkenau
    In 1944, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau ...
    In 1944, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Their harrowing testimonies and detailed sketches of the camp's mass extermination practices exposed the ...
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Forgery 101
    S18 E1: Forgery 101
    Experts explain how a fake Sidereus Nuncius made its way into infamy on the rare ...
    Experts explain how a fake Sidereus Nuncius made its way into infamy on the rare book dealing circuit.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- The Center of the Universe
    S18 E1: The Center of the Universe
    In 1610, Galileo challenged the widely-accepted belief that the universe ...
    In 1610, Galileo challenged the widely-accepted belief that the universe revolved around the earth, resulting in dramatic consequences from the Roman Catholic church.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Blitzkrieg on Speed
    S17 E5: Blitzkrieg on Speed
    Historian James Holland and his team attempt to walk 22 miles wearing 60 pounds ...
    Historian James Holland and his team attempt to walk 22 miles wearing 60 pounds of equipment just as the Nazi army did in the blitzkrieg sieges of WWII. But can they do it without the aid of ...
    0:03:17
  • Secrets of the Dead -- Speed, Submarines, and Espionage
    S17 E5: Speed, Submarines, and Espionage
    Members of the German navy used amphetamines in the form of chewing gum to stay ...
    Members of the German navy used amphetamines in the form of chewing gum to stay awake on submarines for more than 48 hours at a time.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Sacred Crocodile Mummies Reveal the Climate of Ancient Egypt
    S17 E4: Sacred Crocodile Mummies Reveal the Climate of Ancient Egypt
    In her desire to find out more about the circumstances leading to the mysterious ...
    In her desire to find out more about the circumstances leading to the mysterious mass burial, archaeologist Salima Ikram travels to Kom Ombo temple where ancient Egyptians used to worship the god ...
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- The Origin of King Arthur
    S17 E3: The Origin of King Arthur
    Professor Alice Roberts and Medieval manuscript curator Julian Harrison discover ...
    Professor Alice Roberts and Medieval manuscript curator Julian Harrison discover the beginning of the legend of King Arthur.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Archaeologists Discover a Look into the Dark Ages
    S17 E3: Archaeologists Discover a Look into the Dark Ages
    At Tintagel, archaeologists unearth a stone containing an inscription in Roman ...
    At Tintagel, archaeologists unearth a stone containing an inscription in Roman Latin and local dialect believed to be for a local monument, suggesting a literate society.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Did Nero Poison Britannicus for the Throne?
    S16 E6: Did Nero Poison Britannicus for the Throne?
    See how modern science may disprove the widely-accepted story of how Nero ...
    See how modern science may disprove the widely-accepted story of how Nero poisoned his step brother Brittanicus to eliminate a potential adversary.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Did Nero Try To Murder His Own Mother?
    S16 E6: Did Nero Try To Murder His Own Mother?
    Records of Nero's reign portray him as a monster who orchestrated an ...
    Records of Nero's reign portray him as a monster who orchestrated an assassination attempt on his mother. But was it even possible?
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- New York City's First Free Black Communities: Seneca Village
    New York City's First Free Black Communities: Seneca Village
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Seneca Village, Manhattan
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Seneca Village, Manhattan
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- New York City's First Free Black Communities: Newtown
    New York City's First Free Black Communities: Newtown
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Newtown, Queens.
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Newtown, Queens.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- New York City's First Free Black Communities: Weeksville
    New York City's First Free Black Communities: Weeksville
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Weeksville, Brooklyn.
    A closer look at the history and legacy of Weeksville, Brooklyn.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- African American History in New York City
    S16 E5: African American History in New York City
    The history of African American communities in New York City can be traced back ...
    The history of African American communities in New York City can be traced back to a time before the Civil War.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Forensic reconstruction reveals a face from history
    S16 E5: Forensic reconstruction reveals a face from history
    A forensic imaging specialist uses facial reconstruction software to see what ...
    A forensic imaging specialist uses facial reconstruction software to see what the woman in the iron coffin may have looked like.
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  • Secrets of the Dead -- Scanning the Pyramids
    S17 E1: Scanning the Pyramids
    For the first time, the Egyptian government has granted unprecedented access to ...
    For the first time, the Egyptian government has granted unprecedented access to the pyramids at Giza. It is allowing multiple different technological tools to scan, measure and probe the ancient ...
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