Secrets of the Dead

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 19 Seasons
  • 7.8  (540)

Secrets of the Dead is a television show that sheds new light on mankind's past. Myths and historic moments in history are fully investigated by a team of investigators. Experts are brought in to be part of the investigation team to study and research the specific episodes subject. Investigations are done professionally by experts in their field who are fully qualified. The latest scientific tools and historical examinations help this group of investigators bring new found wisdom to their viewers. The long time running show is a PBS television series and is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been a very successful show even though at many times it has not had a regular viewing schedule. Liev Schreiber is the shows main star as he serves as the shows Narrator. There have been many different stars of the show as each show brings a need of new experts that specialize in certain fields. Fawzi Gaballah, Addison Bain, Martin Biddle and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher have been just a few of the many that have starred on the program. The mysterious subject on each episode is always different. Many interesting and historic topics have been covered on the show. A few of these topics and investigations have included the Titanic, Blackbeard's lost ship, amazon warrior women, China's terracotta warriors, the first English bible and the worlds biggest bomb. The show gives out a challenging aspect to its viewers as beliefs that have been accepted for centuries are questioned. The investigative team uses modern technology to bring truths about the great mysteries of past historic events. By using first hand accounts the team works to dig up answers that have been hidden for one reason or another. This long running series has been rewarded on numerous occasions. At the U.S. International Film and Video Festival it won 5 Gold Camera Awards. Ten CINE Golden Eagle Awards have also been won. Many news and documentary nominations have also capped off this shows numerous honors.

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The Caravaggio Heist
6. The Caravaggio Heist
November 24, 2021
In 1984, a Maltese national treasure went missing from the cathedral of St. John in Valletta - a masterpiece by the legendary Italian master Caravaggio. Two years of investigations across Europe led to nothing, but a strong-willed priest never gave up. Father Marius Zerafa, director of museums in Malta, managed to establish a channel of communication with the thieves and set off on a quest to recover the priceless painting. Despite not having the money to pay their ransom, he risked everything, putting his life on the line for the sake of a masterpiece.
A Samurai in the Vatican
5. A Samurai in the Vatican
November 17, 2021
In 1613, feudal lord Date Masamune sent a Japanese diplomatic mission to Europe to negotiate with the Pope and the King of Spain in hopes opening a new trade route. Led by samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga and Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo, the expedition spent seven years traveling one-third of the globe. Discover the fate and legacy of these men caught up in the first stages of globalization and facing religious and political tensions.
Hindenburg's Fatal Flaws
4. Hindenburg's Fatal Flaws
November 10, 2021
In 1937, the Hindenburg airship exploded into flames upon landing and 36 people were killed in the horrifying crash, shocking the world and sealing the fate of airship travel forever. For decades, the exact cause of the Hindenburg's crash has remained a mystery. Now, recently discovered letters, maintenance reports and company memos reveal the unfortunate errors that led to the disaster. More than 80 years later, experts suspect that, had critical construction flaws been fixed at the time, the airship might not have exploded.
The First Circle of Stonehenge
3. The First Circle of Stonehenge
November 3, 2021
A decade-long archaeological quest reveals that the oldest stones of Stonehenge originally belonged to a much earlier sacred site: a stone circle built on a rugged, remote hillside in West Wales. Using the latest tools of geotechnology, a dedicated team of archaeologists led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson (University College London) painstakingly searched for the evidence that would fill in a 400-year gap in our knowledge of the site's bluestones. Secrets of the Dead reveals the original stones of Europe's most iconic Neolithic monument had a previous life before they were moved almost 155 miles from Wales to Salisbury Plain.
Lady Sapiens
2. Lady Sapiens
October 27, 2021
New scientific investigations from across the globe help piece together the untold story of prehistoric women in this new documentary. The latest research separates fact from fiction and sheds new light on our ancient foremothers. For more than a century and a half, experts uncovered and analyzed ancient human remains to understand the story of the earliest Homo sapiens species but focused primarily on the male half of the species. Through advanced science, such as microtomography - using X-rays to recreate virtual 3D models - as well as comparing the body of a modern-day female javelin-thrower to an ancient female spear-thrower, Secrets of the Dead's revelations defy previous understanding of the power dynamics of ancient society.
Magellan's Crossing
1. Magellan's Crossing
October 20, 2021
Five hundred years ago, Portuguese captain Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today. This new episode demonstrates humans' quest to understand the true dimensions of the planet while sailing to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.
Secrets Of The Dead
Secrets Of The Dead

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Secrets of the Dead is a television show that sheds new light on mankind's past. Myths and historic moments in history are fully investigated by a team of investigators. Experts are brought in to be part of the investigation team to study and research the specific episodes subject. Investigations are done professionally by experts in their field who are fully qualified. The latest scientific tools and historical examinations help this group of investigators bring new found wisdom to their viewers.

The long time running show is a PBS television series and is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been a very successful show even though at many times it has not had a regular viewing schedule. Liev Schreiber is the shows main star as he serves as the shows Narrator. There have been many different stars of the show as each show brings a need of new experts that specialize in certain fields. Fawzi Gaballah, Addison Bain, Martin Biddle and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher have been just a few of the many that have starred on the program.

The mysterious subject on each episode is always different. Many interesting and historic topics have been covered on the show. A few of these topics and investigations have included the Titanic, Blackbeard's lost ship, amazon warrior women, China's terracotta warriors, the first English bible and the worlds biggest bomb.

The show gives out a challenging aspect to its viewers as beliefs that have been accepted for centuries are questioned. The investigative team uses modern technology to bring truths about the great mysteries of past historic events. By using first hand accounts the team works to dig up answers that have been hidden for one reason or another.

This long running series has been rewarded on numerous occasions. At the U.S. International Film and Video Festival it won 5 Gold Camera Awards. Ten CINE Golden Eagle Awards have also been won. Many news and documentary nominations have also capped off this shows numerous honors.

Secrets of the Dead is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 2019.

Where to Watch Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secrets of the Dead on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    February 20, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (540)