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
Vampire Legend (Episode #1501)
KQED World: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Follow scientists as they uncover "deviant" burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore.
- KQED World: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone (Episode #1302H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone's birth, new forensic techniques are being used to study the famed explorer's lost diary. It reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. And the writings in this diary suggest he was a far different man than the legend that surrounds him.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Jamestown's Dark Winter (Episode #1403)
KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets. What do the newly discovered bones of a 14-year-old English girl reveal about what really happened during the winter of 1609?
- KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 12:00 PM