Secrets of the Dead

S16 Ep3: Nero’s Sunken City

Explore some iconic historical moments while debunking long-held myths and shining new light on past events. Advances in investigative techniques, forensic science and historical scholarship offer new evidence on forgotten mysteries.

Air Date 3/29/17

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD 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.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #1202 — Bugging Hitler's Soldiers |
    Thursday, Apr 27 at 9pm TPT 2
  • #1202 — Bugging Hitler's Soldiers |
    Friday, Apr 28 at 3am TPT 2
  • #1503 — The Alcatraz Escape |
    Thursday, May 11 at 9pm TPT 2
  • #1503 — The Alcatraz Escape |
    Friday, May 12 at 3am TPT 2
  • #1202 — Bugging Hitler's Soldiers
    Spied on by MI19 in a bugging operation, 4,000 German POWs revealed their thoughts and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. See how the conversations were recorded and how they reveal the hearts and minds of German fighters.
    Thursday, Apr 27 at 9pm TPT 2
    Friday, Apr 28 at 3am TPT 2
  • #1503 — The Alcatraz Escape
    The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom. Now, a team of scientists believes the escapees could have made it to dry land-but only if they left at a specific time.
    Thursday, May 11 at 9pm TPT 2
    Friday, May 12 at 3am TPT 2


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