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Ben Franklin's Bones

Ben Franklin's Bones

Secrets of the Dead

Skeletal remains of at least 10 people were found in the basement of Franklin’s British residence.

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Secrets of the Dead

The thoughts and opinions of German POWs during WWII.

60 min.

Resurrecting Richard III

Resurrecting Richard III

Secrets of the Dead

Scientists study the bones of King Richard III (1452-85).

60 min.

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

Secrets of the Dead

A search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

60 min.

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Secrets of the Dead

Evidence that Carthaginians landed in South America.

60 min.

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

Secrets of the Dead

A look at the lost diary of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-73).

60 min.

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Wednesday
1/28/15 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
Thursday
1/29/15 3:00 AM
WGBX 44
Thursday
1/29/15 8:00 PM
WGBH World
Thursday
1/29/15 10:00 PM
WGBX 44
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