Secrets of the Dead

  • 2000
  • 17 Seasons
  • TV-PG

Scientists seek to uncover celebrated mysteries of the past in this occasional British series.

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The Wednesday Playlist: The Bridge, Camp, Secrets of King Tut

With so many crime dramas on TV, you'd think murder would be a universal language. But FX's The Bridge (Wednesday, 10/9c), an unusually timely and troubling mystery series set on the volatile border between Texas (sleepy El Paso) and Mexico (dangerou… Read more

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The Woman in the Iron Coffin
The Woman in the Iron Coffin
Ben Franklin's Bones
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Cavemen Cold Case
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Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science
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Hannibal in the Alps Season 17, Episode 2 Apr 10, 2018 Paid

Hannibal, one of history’s most famous generals, achieved what the Romans thought to be impossible. With a vast army of 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses and 37 war elephants, he crossed the mighty Alps in only 16 days to launch an attack on Rome from the north. For more than 2,000 years, nobody has been able to prove which of the four possible routes Hannibal took across the Alps, and no physical evidence of Hannibal’s army has ever been found…until now. In Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps, a team of experts - explorers, archaeologists, and scientists - combine state-of-the-art technology, ancient texts, and a recreation of the route itself to prove conclusively where Hannibal’s army made it across the Alps - and exactly how he did it.

Leonardo, the Man Who Saved Science Season 16, Episode 5 Apr 5, 2017 Paid

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1700 years before him. Of these "inventions," Leonardo never affirmed that his projects came from his original ideas. Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science features drawings of his most famous ideas and inventions, some of which trace their original creation to ancient Greece while others were a product of the scientific inventions of golden age of Islamic learning. This knowledge seemed to be lost in Europe during the Dark Ages until the Renaissance when Leonardo recovered it.

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  • Premiered: May 15, 2000
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Scientists seek to uncover celebrated mysteries of the past in this occasional British series. (more)

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