Season 41, Episode 13 Ghosts of Murdered Kings

First Aired: January 29, 2014

The discovery of a prehistoric torso in a dried-up bog in Ireland leads archaeologists and forensic experts to investigate the find, which is dated to the Bronze Age. As with other bog bodies, the evidence suggests the person suffered a violent death; and leads to a theory that the victims were kings who were sacrificed to assure the fertility of the land and people.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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