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A camera crew descends hundreds of feet below the streets of major cities -- such as New York, Cairo, London and Tokyo -- to explore the layered remnants of civilizations left buried deep under modern metropolitan centers.

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Delving into Jerusalem's subterranean landscape uncovers an ancient escape route, a secret bullet factory, and data linked to the holy city's most-mysterious, most-enduring prophecies.
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Australia's past had convicts transported from Britain, gold miners and outlaws; a 19th-century prison housed Sydney's most-dangerous criminals; a cave complex sheltered outlaws.
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A history marked by conquest and conflict leaves a rich mythology of gods and men beneath the soil of Turkey; host Don Wildman investigates the truth behind legends of the Trojan War.
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Host Don Wildman explores ancient structures buried beneath the desert sands of Egypt and the streets of Cairo, examines how these engineering marvels survived invasions, and discovers a tomb filled with 2,000-year-old mummies.
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San Francisco is one of the nation's largest military defense installations with a huge underground ammunition depot, a former nuclear arsenal and Civil War fortifications buried under Alcatraz; human trafficking tunnels in Chinatown.
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Christianity evolves in unique ways in Ethiopia's ancient underground engineering marvels and remote, cliffhanging caves; emperors' tombs; subterranean cathedrals; the Queen of Sheba's buried palace; possible site of the Ark of the Covenant.
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Digging into the secret lives of ancient Roman gladiators, ranging from the depths of the Flavian amphitheater to a buried brothel where they lived their last days; host Don Wildman visits ancient crypts and chambers used for pagan worship.
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Underground Los Angeles includes a haven for killer Charles Manson and his followers, tunnels where corrupt cops secretly ran the city, a dormant subway system, coastal military bunkers and war rooms ready for the next big quake.
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Host Don Wildman tracks down subterranean secrets from Europe's Dark Ages, including a secret society's immense quarries, Templar torture chambers and the tunnels of medieval "ghost knights."
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Host Don Wildman explores the trench systems and fortifications that made World War I one of the most brutal wars in history and helped shape Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler.
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Host Don Wildman explores the secret underground that helped transform Las Vegas from a barren desert into a mobster metropolis; underground vaults; secret surveillance nerve centers.
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Host Don Wildman travels to Sicily to trace the Mafia's roots back to a vigilante secret society in an underground network that was created to put corrupt city officials on trial and execute the guilty.
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Host Don Wildman discovers what it was like to live through World War II's Battle of Okinawa by exploring the Japanese defenders' tunnels, caves and bunkers; diving to a destroyer sunk off Okinawa's coast.
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Don Wildman explores London, England, above and below ground to uncover its violent crimes, extreme poverty and lawlessness during the chaotic Victorian period.
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Host Don Wildman digs into the subterranean world of Cold War secrets in Ukraine, where the former Soviet Union stockpiled nuclear weapons, established submarine bases and built underground apartment blocks.
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Reminders of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin's terrifying legacy lie beneath the streets of Moscow in a subterranean web so vast that the Russian capital is in danger of caving in.
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Exploring the top-secret underground defenses of Washington, D.C.; how the U.S. prepares for the worst possible scenarios, from a nuclear catastrophe to the ravages of disease.
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Technology beneath the streets of Tokyo is to protect the city from natural disasters; Hiroshima's underground affords shelter from World War II's most powerful bombs; the secret life of Japanese ninjas.
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Exploring Vietnam War-era tunnels, passages and secret caves used as shelters; the massive Cu Chi tunnel system; superbunkers.
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Evidence of the apocalypse is under the holy city of Jerusalem; host Don Wildman gains special access to a sacred stone said to protect the world from ultimate chaos.
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Beneath the modern streets of Portland, Ore.

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