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Photo  of ship masts. Irish Escape
Arrested in Ireland in 1866, sent to the world's most remote prison, and then forgotten, the Freemantle Six made a heroic escape aboard a whaing vessel.
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Photo  of decapitated skeletons. Headless Romans
The unearthing of an ancient burial site in England leads to new discoveries about two Roman-era victims of imperial rivalry and revenge.
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Photo of Herculaneum. Herculaneum Uncovered
An investigation into the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 reveals a stunning picture of what life was like in the ancient town next door to Pompeii.
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Photo of a reenactment of William Tyndale going to his death. Battle for the Bible
For the original English translators of the Bible, their work was a dangerous pursuit involving subversion, intrigue, imprisonment, and death.
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Photo of an American Grumman Wildcat flying next to a Japanese Zero fighter. Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
The wreckage of the Wildcat fighter piloted by James "Pug" Southerland on August 7, 1942 reveals clues aboout the famous aerial battle.
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Photo of Greek Vase depicting an Amazonian Amazon Warrior Women
View the excavation of a warrior priestess grave and use forensic science to identify the modern descendants of these powerful women.
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A Lancaster bomber, delivering the cylinder-shaped bomb used to destroy the Nazis' dams Bombing Nazi Dams
In 1943, a British aircraft designer developed a weapon that would allow the Allies to deliver a blow to the very heart of Nazi Germany.
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Image of the famous bridge on the River Kwai Bridge on the River Kwai
In 1942, the Japanese army forced 200,000 Allied soldiers to build a railway in Burma; 21 months later a new weapon destroyed its tracks.
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Image of the famous bridge on the River Kwai Cannibalism in the Canyon
Did the ancient Anasazi people of the Southwest actually practice ritual cannibalism?
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Image of the famous bridge on the River Kwai Catastrophe
Did a geological or meteorological event of cataclysmic proportions cause the Dark Ages?
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Photo of a Higgins boat D-Day
For two years they plannned the now-famous amphibious operation. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy.
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Photo of a Zulu Ceremonial Ground Day of the Zulu
Join an investigation of the loss of 1,300 British soldiers during an 1879 invasion of Zululand.
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Photo of a Zulu Ceremonial Ground Death at Jamestown
British colonists expected to discover riches, but instead they found death by malnutrition, hostile natives, disease -- and arsenic?
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Image of a corpse. Gangland Graveyard
It started with a severed foot in a vacant lot. By the time the FBI investigation ended, a powerful Mafia crime family had been shattered.
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The ruins of the ancient Roman Forum The Great Fire of Rome
Experts explore ancient Rome's great fire and question who was responsible -- the emperor Nero or the Christians he blamed the disaster on.
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Photo of Wernher von Braun The Hunt for Nazi Scientists
In 1944, Allied agents engaged in a desperate race to capture Nazi scientists and gain a major advantage in the looming Cold War.
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