Voyage of the Courtesans

Recent Episodes

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.

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Secrets of the Dead

Find out why Churchill chose to sink the French fleet

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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