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.
Resurrecting Richard III (#1306H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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 9: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 4:00am
The Mona Lisa Mystery (#1305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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?
The Real Trojan Horse (#1402) Duration: 55:40 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
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?
Cleopatra's Lost Tomb (#1502) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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?
Nero's Sunken City (#1603) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Baiae... An escape for ancient Rome's powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.
After Stonehenge (#1601) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Explore the remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement that's shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in secret inside a quarry, the experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.