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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.

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Secrets of the Dead

Find out why Churchill chose to sink the French fleet

Deadliest Battle - Preview

Deadliest Battle - Preview

Secrets of the Dead

Airs Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Egypt's Dark Age

Egypt's Dark Age

Secrets of the Dead

An incredible find adds to the mystery of Egypt's "Intermediate Period," around 1000 BC.

JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Secrets of the Dead

How the JFK assassination was reported by journalists.

60 min.

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