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.
Van Gogh's Ear (#1602H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
The night when Vincent van Gogh cut his own ear defines his turbulent life and art. Generations have theorized about what really happened on December 23, 1888, in the French town of Arles, but no one has been clear on the details-until now.
The Lost Gardens of Babylon (#1304H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. But they were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed.
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Cleopatra's Lost Tomb (#1502H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Join Dr. Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist, as she searches for Cleopatra's lost tomb. Very little evidence remains of Egypt's last queen, but a radical new theory has led Martinez to look where no one else has dared.
Vampire Legend (#1501) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Teotihuacan's Lost Kings (#1504H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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, Jan 15, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone (#1302H) Duration: 53:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
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 World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
The Real Trojan Horse (#1402H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
Discover new archeological evidence that suggests Troy and the Trojan War may be more than myth. If the legendary siege did happen, was there really a wooden horse that brought enemy soldiers inside the fortified city?