History

Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.

Gangster's Gold

55m 23s

Join three groups of treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and newly uncovered clues, as they set out to find the lost treasure of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz and solve an 85-year-old mystery.

Episodes

  • Gangster's Gold: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gangster's Gold

    S18 E5 - 55m 23s

    Join three groups of treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and newly uncovered clues, as they set out to find the lost treasure of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz and solve an 85-year-old mystery.

  • Viking Warrior Queen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Viking Warrior Queen

    S18 E4 - 55m 21s

    Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.

  • Building Notre Dame: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Building Notre Dame

    S18 E3 - 55m 21s

    Follow an investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris, uncovering the vast architectural, technical and human challenges experienced throughout the turbulent history of one of the world’s most celebrated buildings.

  • Bombing Auschwitz: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bombing Auschwitz

    S18 E2 - 55m 21s

    Join historians, survivors and experts as they consider one of the great moral dilemmas of the 20th century. Should the Allies have risked killing Auschwitz prisoners and bombed the camp to stop future atrocities?

Extras + Features

  • Gangster's Gold Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gangster's Gold Preview

    S18 E5 - 30s

    Join three groups of treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and newly uncovered clues, as they set out to find the lost treasure of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz and solve an 85-year-old mystery.

  • Preview: Viking Warrior Queen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Viking Warrior Queen

    S18 E4 - 30s

    Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.

  • The Warrior Behind the Weapons: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Warrior Behind the Weapons

    S18 E4 - 2m 19s

    From axes to spears, a swordsmith shares what he's learned about the warrior behind the weapon after careful studies.

  • The Cultural Bias Behind This Warrior's Grave: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cultural Bias Behind This Warrior's Grave

    S18 E4 - 1m 21s

    Nobody had an issue with the warrior interpretation of Bj 581 until it was argued that the remains belonged to a female. Archaeologist Neil Price breaks down the cultural bias behind this warrior's grave.

  • Preview: Building Notre Dame: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Building Notre Dame

    S18 E3 - 30s

    Follow an investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris, uncovering the vast architectural, technical and human challenges experienced throughout the turbulent history of one of the world’s most celebrated buildings.

  • Why Notre Dame's Gargoyles Are More Than Art: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Notre Dame's Gargoyles Are More Than Art

    S18 E3 - 2m 48s

    People often assume they're simply decorative but the gargoyles are vital to the structure of Notre Dame, serving as part of the water drainage system. Still in use today, when the drainage system was built in the Middle Ages, it led to significant architectural advancements for the cathedral.

  • Bombing Auschwitz 75th Anniversary Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bombing Auschwitz 75th Anniversary Preview

    S18 E2 - 30s

    Join historians, survivors and experts as they consider one of the great moral dilemmas of the 20th century. Should the Allies have risked killing Auschwitz prisoners and bombed the camp to stop future atrocities?

  • The "Dark Heart" of Auschwitz-Birkenau: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The "Dark Heart" of Auschwitz-Birkenau

    S18 E2 - 1m 55s

    In 1944, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Their harrowing testimonies and detailed sketches of the camp's mass extermination practices exposed the "dark heart" of Nazi-occupied Poland.

  • The Great Moral Dilemma of the 20th Century: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Great Moral Dilemma of the 20th Century

    S18 E2 - 2m 52s

    In May 1944, Rabbi Michael Weissmandl sent the Auschwitz Protocol, along with a plea for help and a demand for Allied air forces to bomb Auschwitz, to Roswell McClelland at the War Refugee Board in Switzerland.

  • Pehle and The Post: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pehle and The Post

    S18 E2 - 2m 21s

    On December 3, 1944, The Washington Post published an editorial on the atrocities in Auschwitz with the headline “Genocide,” marking the first time the word appeared in a national newspaper.

Schedule

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