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

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The thoughts and opinions of German POWs during WWII.

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The Lost Gardens of Babylon

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A search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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Evidence that Carthaginians landed in South America.

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The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

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Wednesday
5/27/15 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
Thursday
5/28/15 3:00 AM
WGBX 44
Thursday
5/28/15 1:00 PM
WGBX 44
Friday
5/29/15 3:00 AM
WGBX 44
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A plea is smuggled to a New York reporter from within Western Australia's Fremantle Prison. This letter launched an American whaler that stood its ground against an armed British steamer for freedom and independence. The whaler was the Catalpa, its captain was George Anthony and its human cargo consisted of six Irish political prisoners, who had suffered at the Fremantle prison for a decade.

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