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JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Secrets of the Dead

Ben Franklin's Bones

Ben Franklin's Bones

Secrets of the Dead

Skeletal remains of at least 10 people were found in the basement of Franklin’s British residence.

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Secrets of the Dead

The thoughts and opinions of German POWs during WWII.

60 min.

Resurrecting Richard III

Resurrecting Richard III

Secrets of the Dead

Scientists study the bones of King Richard III (1452-85).

60 min.

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

Secrets of the Dead

A search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

60 min.

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Secrets of the Dead

Evidence that Carthaginians landed in South America.

60 min.


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