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Van Gogh’s Ear

The Sunflowers and Paul Gauguin

The walls of the yellow house were soon covered with paintings inspired by Vincent’s Arles experience including the iconic sunflowers. Paul Gauguin was something of a celebrity in the modern art world. He was lured by the sunflowers, and moved to Arles and took up residence at the Yellow House on October 23rd, 1888. Secrets […]

Van Gogh’s Ear

Why did Vincent van Gogh cut his ear on December 23, 1888?

During his 15-month stay in the city of Arles, in the south of France, an aspiring artist Vincent van Gogh would paint more than two hundred paintings that captured the people and places he encountered. But during his time here, he would also suffer a cataclysmic breakdown, culminating in an act of bloody self-mutilation. What led to the tragic downfall of this tortured genius? Did he cut off his whole ear? Or, as some believe, just a small piece of it?

Bones of the Buddha

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See stills and images of individuals featured in Bones of the Buddha.

Bones of the Buddha

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The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India.

Bones of the Buddha

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The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India.

Caveman Cold Case

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A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of Northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And, could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction?

Caveman Cold Case

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See stills and behind the scene images of Secrets of the Dead: Caveman Cold Case

Caveman Cold Case

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Journey to Spain to investigate a double Neanderthal mystery.

Death on the Railroad

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Less than two months after 57 Irish immigrants were hired to lay railroad track in Pennsylvania in 1832, all were dead. Were they victims of a cholera epidemic or something much darker?