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Lady Sapiens
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Secrets of the Dead

Lady Sapiens

Season 19 Episode 2

Incredible scientific investigations from across the globe are helping piece together the untold story of prehistoric women. The latest research separates fact from fiction and sheds new light on our ancient foremothers.

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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

A decade-long archaeological quest reveals that the oldest stones of Stonehenge originally belonged to a much earlier sacred site.
Season 19 Episode 3
Magellan’s Crossing
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Magellan’s Crossing

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition to gain control of the global spice trade resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe.
Season 19 Episode 1
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.
Season 18 Episode 1805
Viking Warrior Queen
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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.
Season 18 Episode 1804