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Secrets of the Dead

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/-9OfN-SRyBWu7HmwjQY1UA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In 2009 a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. Remarkably, much of the... /episodes/get/16542 /episode/16542 Lost Ships of Rome /episode-player/16542

Watch the full episode and investigate ancient Roman shipwrecks

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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 12:00

Watch the full episode and discover the fate of the slave ship Meermin

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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Unnu73YHCLiAaWIAjSQLYQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamun. So why hasn't the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt? /episodes/get/16540 /episode/16540 The Silver Pharaoh /episode-player/16540

Watch the full episode and discover the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/025N-ejKj7rhwOTiA78k0Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Battle of Stalingrad is known as one of the most pivotal actions of World War II. For decades after the war, the battle was seen as a victory for Stalin, whose carefully executed withdrawal baited Hitler's army into a battle that slowly decimated the German forces. But now, newly-released... /episodes/get/14356 /episode/14356 Deadliest Battle /episode-player/14356

Uncover new evidence that described a forced retreat during the Battle of Stalingrad

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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/cm2sxDuIrGbzRdJANzqRkQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false July 3, 1940. After only 54 days into office, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered his Navy to take control of French ships or destroy them. What led to this unprecedented and controversial attack was a series of events that saw France being overrun by the Nazis in a matter of weeks,... /episodes/get/14355 /episode/14355 Churchill's Deadly Decision /episode-player/14355

Explore the dark side of Britain's fight against the Nazis

Air date:
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

Follow an investigation into the centuries-long construction of Notre Dame de Paris, uncovering the vast architectural, technical and human challenges that played out during the turbulent history of one of the world's most celebrated buildings.

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