Secrets of the Dead

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.

Wed, Jun 26 5:00 A.M. Cleopatra's Lost Tomb     NH WORLD

Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire.

Wed, Jun 26 11:00 A.M. Cleopatra's Lost Tomb     NH WORLD

Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire.

Thu, Jun 27 4:00 A.M. World War Speed     NH EXPLORE

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Thu, Jun 27 6:00 P.M. World War Speed     NH WORLD

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Thu, Jun 27 9:00 P.M. World War Speed     NH WORLD

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Fri, Jun 28 2:00 A.M. World War Speed     NH WORLD

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Fri, Jun 28 10:00 A.M. World War Speed     NH WORLD

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Fri, Jun 28 4:00 P.M. World War Speed     NH WORLD

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Sat, Jun 29 9:00 P.M. World War Speed     NH EXPLORE

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

Sat, Jun 29 10:00 P.M. The Real Trojan Horse     NH EXPLORE

Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth.

Tue, Jul 2 8:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NHPBS

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Wed, Jul 3 12:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NH EXPLORE

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Wed, Jul 3 10:00 P.M. The Alcatraz Escape     NH EXPLORE

The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom.

Thu, Jul 4 3:00 A.M. The Alcatraz Escape     NHPBS

The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom.

Thu, Jul 4 5:00 A.M. Galileo's Moon     NH EXPLORE

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Thu, Jul 4 6:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NH WORLD

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Thu, Jul 4 9:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NH WORLD

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Fri, Jul 5 2:00 A.M. Galileo's Moon     NH WORLD

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Fri, Jul 5 10:00 A.M. Galileo's Moon     NH WORLD

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Fri, Jul 5 4:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NH WORLD

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Sat, Jul 6 4:00 A.M. Galileo's Moon     NH EXPLORE

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Sat, Jul 6 10:00 P.M. Galileo's Moon     NH EXPLORE

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.


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Secrets of the Dead By Episode

  • Mumbai Massacre (#903)

    Discover how social media became a silent witness and transformed news as it happened in the November 2008 Mumbai bombings.

  • The Real Trojan Horse (#1402)

    Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth.

  • Vampire Legend (#1501)

    Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves.

  • Jamestown's Dark Winter (#1403)

    Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets.

  • Cleopatra's Lost Tomb (#1502)

    Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire.

  • The Alcatraz Escape (#1503)

    The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom.

  • Teotihuacan's Lost Kings (#1504)

    Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan.

  • After Stonehenge (#1601)

    Explore the remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement that's shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world.

  • Nero's Sunken City (#1603)

    Baiae... An escape for ancient Rome's powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day.

  • Scanning The Pyramids (#1701)

    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.

  • Hannibal in the Alps (#1702)

    Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.

  • The Woman in the Iron Coffin (#1605)

    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.

  • The Nero Files (#1606)

    Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensics profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny.

  • King Arthur's Lost Kingdom (#1703)

    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.

  • Egypt's Darkest Hour (#1704)

    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.

  • World War Speed (#1705)

    Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

  • Galileo's Moon (#1801)

    Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius," which changed our understanding of the cosmos.



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