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Part detective story, part true-life drama, "Secrets of the Dead" unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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A chest is filled with stacks of money. | From "Secrets of the Dead: Gangster's Gold"
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S18 E6: Gangster's Gold

Join three groups of treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and newly uncovered clues, as they set out to find the lost treasure of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz and solve an 85-year-old mystery.
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S18 E4: Viking Warrior Queen

Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.
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S18 E3: Building Notre Dame

Follow an investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris, uncovering the vast architectural, technical and human challenges that played out during the turbulent history of one of the world's most celebrated buildings.
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55:23
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Gangster's Gold

Join treasure hunters searching for the lost treasure of gangster Dutch Schultz.
A section of an underwater relic. | From "Secrets of the Dead: Abandoning the Titanic"
Episode
55:15
Secrets of the Dead

S18 E5: Abandoning The Titanic

Join a team of investigators as they search for the identity of the captain of a "mystery ship" that turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic in its darkest hour, abandoning thousands of lives to the icy waters and their deaths.
A man holds a light toward a wall with ancient script carved into it. | "Secrets of the Dead: Egypt's Darkest Hour"
Episode
55:11
Secrets of the Dead

S17 E4: Egypt's Darkest Hour

Follow a team of archaeologists as they examine a rare mass grave dating to the collapse of ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom, when political infighting and a changing climate brought down a dynasty in a moment of crisis and catastrophe.
A bronze sculpture of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle.
Episode
55:41
Secrets of the Dead

S17 E3: King Arthur's Lost Kingdom

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests the legend of King Arthur started in a prosperous and sophisticated trading village in 5th-century Britain following the departure of the Romans.
An illustration of beams of light outside the Great Pyramid of Giza. | "Secrets of the Dead: Scanning the Pyramids"
Episode
55:11
Secrets of the Dead

S17 E1: Scanning The Pyramids

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza. Using non-invasive technologies, they make a historic discovery.
An iron coffin that contains the remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York. | From "Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin"
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55:11
Secrets of the Dead

S16 E5: The Woman in the Iron Coffin

Follow a team of forensic experts as they investigate the preserved remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York and reveal the little-known story of early America's free black communities.
A sunken statue underwater. | From "Secrets of the Dead: Nero's Sunken City"
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55:11
Secrets of the Dead

S16 E3: Nero's Sunken City

Baiae... An escape for ancient Rome's powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.
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