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Secrets of the Dead

The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

The Dutch scientists visit the physical model of the San Francisco Bay and delta system to test their theory before they test their raincoat raft in the bay itself. They built a little boat and put it in the bay model to see where it ends up. Were the escapees able to make it to the shore?

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The Caravaggio Heist
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The Caravaggio Heist

Fr. Marius Zerafa risks his life to recover a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen in 1984.
Season 19 Episode 6
A Samurai in the Vatican
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A Samurai in the Vatican

In 1613, a Japanese samurai was sent to Europe to negotiate opening a new trade route.
Season 19 Episode 5
Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws
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Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws

A fresh look at the flaws that led to the infamous Hindenburg disaster in 1937.
Season 19 Episode 4
The First Circle of Stonehenge
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The First Circle of Stonehenge

New evidence on the origins of Stonehenge is uncovered.
Season 19 Episode 3
Lady Sapiens
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55:25
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Lady Sapiens

Discover the untold story of prehistoric women through the latest science and research.
Season 19 Episode 2
Magellan’s Crossing
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Magellan’s Crossing

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe.
Season 19 Episode 1
Gangster's Gold
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Gangster's Gold

Join treasure hunters searching for the lost treasure of gangster Dutch Schultz.
Season 18 Episode 5