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Hidden Secrets of Poop Fossils

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Gross Science
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Fossilized poop, called coprolites, can reveal surprising secrets about the past. Continue


You Are the Warriors of Today

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, schoolchildren are given an emotional lecture about the true meaning of “Kumu” and about Hawai’ian history. “Hae Hawai’i” is the flag of the state and the teacher wants to make sure they understand that they will continue the legacy as “the true warriors of today.” The kids then sing the former national anthem. Continue


Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

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NOVA
PBS


How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes? Continue


Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Mystery Preview

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NOVA
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How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes? Airing February 25, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Take a Closer Look at Rise of the Pharaohs

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Rise of the Black Pharaohs
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Flip through photos from Rise of the Black Pharaohs. Explore the history of the little-known African civilization, the Kushites, that rose up and overthrew the Ancient Egyptians. Re-airs Wednesday, March 18 at 10 pm ET. Continue


Petra: Lost City of Stone Preview

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NOVA
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How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city? Airing February 18, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (Spanish)

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POV
PBS


Pamela Yates descubre que se equivocó una escena de su película, vuelve a Guatemala para investigar. Continue


Protecting Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist heritage

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


The Act of Killing: How to Kill With Less Blood

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POV
PBS


Anwar Congo demonstrates his system for killing while avoiding blood. Continue


Autopsying a Roman Catacomb

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NOVA
PBS


Did a lethal plague kill thousands in ancient Rome? Centuries-old DNA may hold the answer. Continue


Sex and the Founding Fathers

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The Open Mind
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Author of "Sex and the Founding Fathers," American historian Thomas Foster examines the intimate lives, romantic norms and reputations of the founding patriarchs and their sexual partners. Continue


Reunited

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Independent Lens
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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Kumu Hina, Hina travels from Hawai’i to Fiji to reunite with her husband, a headstrong Tongan man. For all her trepidations, Hina says, “I really can’t wait to see him.” They share a moving reconnection at the airport. Continue


Petra: Lost City of Stone

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NOVA
PBS


How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city? Continue


Colosseum: Roman Death Trap

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NOVA
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1500 years ago, how did the Romans engineer bloody spectacles and reenact sea battles? Continue


Ben Franklin’s Scientific Achievements

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


America’s Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was intellectually curious about the world and he operated in it as a gentlemanly scientist. He pursued experiments related to electricity, he looked at better ways to make clocks and improve bifocal lenses. In 1752, he had won world-wide fame when he proved that lightening was not an act of God but in fact electricity. Continue


Colosseum: Roman Death Trap Preview

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NOVA
PBS


1500 years ago, how did the Romans engineer bloody spectacles and reenact sea battles? Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (English)

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her 1983 film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate. Continue


The Act of Killing: Self Reflection

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POV
PBS


Anwar watches the clip "How to Kill with Less Blood" and reflects. Continue


The Act of Killing: The History

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POV
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The text in this clip provides the historical background for the film, recounting the 1965 military coup in Indonesia and how the military used local “gangsters” to kill Communists and other opponents. Continue


The Lost Gardens of Babylon

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon Continue


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