Secrets of the Dead
Part detective story, part true-life drama, this series 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.
Secrets of the Dead Previous Broadcasts
Teotihuacan's Lost Kings (Episode #1504)
KQED 9: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacan culture and its mysterious people.
- KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Cleopatra's Lost Tomb (Episode #1502)
KQED 9: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist's theory reveal where the queen's lost tomb is hidden?
- KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
The Man Who Saved The World (Episode #1201H)
KQED Plus: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
This program follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War, and perhaps human history. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, nobody was aware what was happening beneath the waves but the men on the B-59. The crew could only watch as their superiors entered a battle of wills that would determine the fate of humanity. The story of what happened that fateful day remained hidden for decades, only emerging in Russia in recent years. Now these events will be known to the world.
- KQED Plus: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Death on the Railroad (Episode #1203H)
KQED Plus: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery to understand what happened to a group of Irish men who came to America for a better life but found only misery. In 1832, railroad contractor, Philip Duffy, hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. But, less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die - as was widely believed - due to a cholera pandemic? Or, were some of them murdered? In 2003, twin brothers discovered a secret file among their grandfather's papers that led them to investigate the deaths of these men and find the location of their final resting place in a valley now known as Duffy's Cut. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the USA, modern detectives and experts will unravel this extraordinary story.
- KQED Plus: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 4:00 AM