Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.

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SECRETS OF THE DEAD is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by public television viewers.

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Abandoning the Titanic

55:15

Learn about the captain of a “mystery ship” who turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic.



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Bombing Auschwitz

55:21

Would an Allied attack on Auschwitz have stopped future atrocities?

World War Speed

55:41

Follow historian James Holland as he unearths the truth about amphetamine use in World War

King Arthur's Lost Kingdom

55:41

Uncover new evidence suggesting the legend of King Arthur began in a Dark Ages trading vil

The Nero Files

55:11

Take a look at the life of Nero and find out what history may have gotten wrong about him.

The Woman in the Iron Coffin

55:11

Uncover the story of early America’s free black communities via 150-year-old remains.

The Real Trojan Horse

54:40

Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy