Secrets of the Dead

Wednesdays, 9:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series shatters accepted wisdom, challenge prevailing ideas, overturn existing hypotheses, spotlights for gotten mysteries, and ultimately rewrite history.

Wednesdays, 9:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series shatters accepted wisdom, challenge prevailing ideas, overturn existing hypotheses, spotlights for gotten mysteries, and ultimately rewrite history.

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Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 16 Episode 8 - Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science

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New evidence suggests that many of Leonardo da Vinci's ideas can be traced to other scientists, as far back as 1,700 years.
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Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 1 Episode 1 - Catastrophe (1)

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s1e1 Catastrophe (1)
May 15, 2000
An exploration of the theory of David Keys that a "catastrophe" in the mid sixth century caused major changes in the world's weather for the next several years.
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Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 13 Episode 7 - Resurrecting Richard III
s13e7 Resurrecting Richard III
September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014
Resurrecting Richard III
Season Finale
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 14 Episode 1 - Ben Franklin's Bones
s14e1 Ben Franklin's Bones
January 28, 2015
January 28, 2015
Ben Franklin's Bones
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Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 14 Episode 3 - The Real Trojan Horse
s14e3 The Real Trojan Horse
October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015
The Real Trojan Horse
Season Finale
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 15 Episode 1 - Vampire Legend
s15e1 Vampire Legend
October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015
Vampire Legend
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Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 15 Episode 2 - Jamestown's Dark Winter
s15e2 Jamestown's Dark Winter
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
Jamestown's Dark Winter
Season Finale
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 16 Episode 1 - The Alcatraz Escape
s16e1 The Alcatraz Escape
March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
The Alcatraz Escape
Season Premiere
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 16 Episode 4 - After Stonehenge
s16e4 After Stonehenge
October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016
After Stonehenge
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 16 Episode 6 - Van Gogh’s Ear
s16e6 Van Gogh’s Ear
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
Van Gogh’s Ear
Watch Secrets of the Dead Season 16 Episode 7 - Nero's Sunken City
s16e7 Nero's Sunken City
March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017
Nero's Sunken City

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Another great PBS show. With fresh well trained eyes, the dead give up their secrets.
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I have watched about three or four of the series and find they are slow paced, but do have some new material that has been discovered or understood only in recent years. I have seen TUT, Chinese Warriors and my favorite, recent info on what have been called the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It is not just talking heads and still pictures, but re-enactments and lots of detailed information on new technology.
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