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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead The June 1962 Alcatraz Escape

Secrets of the Dead

The June 1962 Alcatraz Escape

What happened on the night of June 11, 1962 on Alcatraz Island?

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The June 1962 Alcatraz Escape

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

Secrets of the Dead

The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

The Dutch scientists visit the physical model of the San Francisco Bay and delta system.

The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Dark rumors surrounding Jamestown

Secrets of the Dead

Dark rumors surrounding Jamestown

Could the marks of the bones be evidence of cannibalism?

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Dark rumors surrounding Jamestown

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead The struggles of Jamestown in the early 1600s

Secrets of the Dead

The struggles of Jamestown in the early 1600s

In the summer of 1609, a fleet of English ships sails across the Atlantic for Jamestown.

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The struggles of Jamestown in the early 1600s

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Bram Stoker's Notes and Research for Dracula

Secrets of the Dead

Bram Stoker's Notes and Research for Dracula

Take a look at the research Bram Stoker undertook as he shaped his character.

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Bram Stoker's Notes and Research for Dracula

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead John Blair discusses The Life and Miracles of Saint Modwenna

Secrets of the Dead

John Blair discusses The Life and Miracles of Saint Modwenna

Professor John Blair discusses The Life and Miracles of Saint Modwenna

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John Blair discusses The Life and Miracles of Saint Modwenna

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Vampire-Slaying Ritual in Romania

Secrets of the Dead

Vampire-Slaying Ritual in Romania

In 2004, a group of villagers has performed a vampire-slaying ritual in Romania.

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Vampire-Slaying Ritual in Romania

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Did the city of Troy exist?

Secrets of the Dead

Did the city of Troy exist?

Homer's poems say that Troy stood by the Aegean sea.

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Did the city of Troy exist?

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Horses and Troy

Secrets of the Dead

Horses and Troy

The Trojans were traders and they were particularly famous for one commodity: horses.

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Horses and Troy

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Civil Rights Act of 1964

Secrets of the Dead

Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act.

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead StoryCorps Animated Shorts: A More Perfect Union

Secrets of the Dead

StoryCorps Animated Shorts: A More Perfect Union

Theresa recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era.

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StoryCorps Animated Shorts: A More Perfect Union

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

Secrets of the Dead

Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

The scientists create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life.

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Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Richard’s Body Double

Secrets of the Dead

Richard’s Body Double

The team studying Richard the Third now has someone who can serve as his body double.

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Richard’s Body Double

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead What Is The Isleworth Mona Lisa?

Secrets of the Dead

What Is The Isleworth Mona Lisa?

Could the Isleworth Mona Lisa be a forgery or an unfinished da Vinci masterpiece?

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What Is The Isleworth Mona Lisa?

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Theft of The Mona Lisa From The Louvre

Secrets of the Dead

Theft of The Mona Lisa From The Louvre

In the summer of 1911, the Mona Lisa portrait was stolen from The Louvre Museum.

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Theft of The Mona Lisa From The Louvre

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon

Secrets of the Dead

Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon

Archimedes is known for inventing a device that efficiently raised water for irrigation.

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Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Secrets of the Dead

Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Deciphering Ancient Cuneiform Text

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Who Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya

Secrets of the Dead

Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya

Could the Celts and Carthaginians have made it as far Kuelap?

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Kuelap, the giant fortress built by the Chachapoya

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá

Secrets of the Dead

The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá

Examining the petroglyphs on the Rock of the Ingá

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The petroglyphs on Pedra do Ingá

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Dr. Livingstone Concocts "Rousers" to Fight Malaria

Secrets of the Dead

Dr. Livingstone Concocts "Rousers" to Fight Malaria

Dr. Livingstone Concocts "Rousers" to Fight Malaria

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Dr. Livingstone Concocts "Rousers" to Fight Malaria

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls

Secrets of the Dead

Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls

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Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls

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Video thumbnail: Secrets of the Dead Go Behind the Scenes of Slave Ship Mutiny

Secrets of the Dead

Go Behind the Scenes of Slave Ship Mutiny

See what it was like to bring this story to life with special behind-the-scenes footage.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Slave Ship Mutiny

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