Secrets of the Dead

2000, TV Show

Full Episodes(24)

Latest Episode: Bones of the Buddha

Jul 23, 2013 Season 12 Episode 6 watch on (Paid)

From PBS – When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they'd find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some ash and bone. One of the jars bore an inscription that appeared to say that these were the remains of the Buddha himself. This seemed to be the most extraordinary find in Indian archaeology. But doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for more than 100 years. For some, the whole thing is an elaborate hoax. For others, it is no less than the final resting place of the leader of one of the world's great religions, a sage who died nearly 2,500 years ago. For the doubters, suspicion focuses on a key figure from the time, disgraced German archaeologist Dr. Anton Fuhrer. Renowned historian Charles Allen sets out to solve this extraordinary mystery, once and for all.

Sinking Atlantis

May 16, 2000 Season 1 Episode 3

Five thousand years ago the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. Yet in their heyday, they mysteriously disappeared. Sinking Atlantis digs deep into the Minoan soil and history, following archaeologists who are finding evidence of a massive tsunami that devastated the Minoans - and may have spawned the myth of Atlantis.
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Secrets of the Dead Clips & Interviews collapse view

The Lost Gardens of Babylon
Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon
Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls
Go Behind the Scenes of Slave Ship Mutiny
Carthage's Lost Warriors Preview
The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá
Bones of the Buddha
One PM Central Standard Time - Preview
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Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone
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The Man Who Saved the World - Preview
JFK: One PM Central Standard Time - Preview

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