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Gangland Graveyard

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It started with a severed foot in a vacant lot. By the time the painstaking FBI investigation ended, a powerful Mafia crime family was shattered and its once-invincible “Don” faced life behind bars. The story centers on the events of May 5, 1981, when three Mafia captains — “Philly Lucky” Giaccone, “Big Trin” Trinchera, and […]

Carthage’s Lost Warriors

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In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that contact with the West occurred long before […]

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

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Watch the full episode of The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone and examine new forensic techniques being used to study Dr. Livingstone’s unpublished field diary, which reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. The writings in this diary suggest Livingstone was far different from the legend […]

The Man Who Saved the World

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The little-known story of how close to nuclear destruction the world really was during those dark October days and how the heroism of one man saved us all

Doping for Gold

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Doping for Gold reveals the truth behind the biggest state-sponsored doping program the world has ever known, creating a timely perspective on today’s many sports drug scandals.

Lost Ships of Rome

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In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these […]

The World’s Biggest Bomb

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Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists embarked on a perilous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. Initially, the Americans led the way, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break […]

China’s Terracotta Warriors

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The life-sized terracotta warriors of China are known throughout the world. This clay army of 8,000 including infantry, archers, generals and cavalry was discovered by archaeologists in 1974 after farmers digging a well near the Chinese city of Xian unearthed pieces of clay sculpted in human form. An amazing archaeological find, the terracotta warriors date […]

Lost in the Amazon

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On April 20, 1925, Colonel Percy Fawcett, his elder son Jack Fawcett and Jack’s lifelong friend, Raleigh Rimmell, departed from Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, to find “Z” – Col. Fawcett’s name for what he believed to be an ancient city lost in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. The […]

Lost Ships of Rome

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Secrets of The Dead: Lost Ships of Rome Narrator: This is Ventotene—an Italian island with a mysterious past. Just off its shore lies a watery graveyard filled with the remains of ancient Roman ships. Now, a team of deep-sea explorers is setting out to uncover the mystery of these wrecks and why they were lost. […]