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
Resurrecting Richard III (Episode #1306)
KQED World: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England - and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.
- KQED World: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
The Mona Lisa Mystery (Episode #1305)
KQED World: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
It is the most famous painting in the world, created by the hand of a genius, and marveled at by millions every year in the Louvre in Paris. But the Mona Lisa has a secret history. Using sophisticated scientific analysis we could now solve one of the greatest mysteries in art history: is the Mona Lisa the world knows so well the original version? Or had Leonardo da Vinci painted an earlier version of the iconic portrait?
- KQED World: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 1:00 PM