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.
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?
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.
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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.
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?