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As host of popular series including "Expedition Unknown" and "Destination Truth," adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates has visited more than 100 countries. Some journeys, of course, have stood out more than others, and on "Legendary Locations," Gates showcases magical places around the world through his unique point of view. Each location has an unforgettable backstory, a secret origin or a forgotten lore, like an ancient city carved into Jordan's sandstone cliffs, a favorite summer getaway of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, and an Irish landscape now known as Luke Skywalker's lair. With every spin of the globe, Josh investigates ancient legends and surprising folklore that travelers and locals alike love to experience.

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Josh explores great walls around the world, from a cursed fortress along India's Aravalli Mountains to a series of towering metal forks that once defended Britain from the Nazis.
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From the castle that inspired the home of an iconic vampire to the market where Santa's devilish sidekick stalk and scare holiday revelers, Josh Gates tells the stories of places where legends never die.
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Josh Gates explores sites where the journey is the destination, including a visit to "The Death Road" in Bolivia and Turkey's Göbekli Tepe, which may contain the oldest known megaliths.
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Josh Gates investigates the disappearance of millionaire Jim Thompson in Malaysia; Josh visits an ancient city in Cambodia to explore the reasons why it collapsed; Josh observes a celebration of death in Bolivia.
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Josh explores places where unusual heroes rule the day, from a legendary pirate paradise near Madagascar to a small Mexican town where a wealthy rancher's generosity is celebrated with the most explosive festival on Earth.
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Josh investigates the iconic mystery of the crystal skulls, visiting sites in Belize, Spain and Scotland.
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Josh explores three legendary locations where stone labyrinths hide something incredible, including a vast city carved deep into a canyon in the Jordanian desert and a South Pacific cave once used as a kitchen by a cannibal tribe.
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Josh explores the beauty of the spiritual realm, showcasing a German basilica said to house the bones of 11,000 virgins, a Japanese ice cave guarded by a dragon's spirit and a remote island where cats outnumber humans.
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From a miraculous pyramid in Central America to ancient Greek myths, Josh Gates shares the mysteries of the most awesome places on Earth.
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Josh explores three locations where people connect with spirits and miracles; he witnesses a celebration held by Pacific islanders honoring a mysterious American soldier, and he visits a portal to the dead in New Orleans.
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Josh Gates shines a light on places darkened by the past, from a mysterious California mansion linked to a haunted heiress to a colorful festival commemorating the death of a female demon in India.
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Josh Gates explores places where destruction and creation coexist, from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to a Spanish festival that culminates in a citywide inferno.
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From a tense standoff near the Berlin Wall at the height of the Cold War to an Arizona prison where an unlikely outlaw finagled her freedom, Josh Gates explores five legendary locations where fight or flight were the only options.
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From a samurai smack-down in Japan to a writer who found inspiration at a Boston fort, Josh Gates shares locations where people's vocations compelled them to act in the name of passion and dedication.
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Josh explores three iconic monuments, including the majestic Statue of Liberty and one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, the Blue Mosque.
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From a secret underground government bunker to a town that survived a tsunami, Josh Gates explores five locations where the end of the world was just the beginning.
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Josh Gates explores stories of perseverance, including a tragic Salem witch trial case that led to a lasting change in the United States justice system and a Mexican folktale that's still celebrated in a festival today.
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Josh Gates shares five locations where the natural and supernatural worlds can be explored, including a haunted asylum in upstate New York and an underground cathedral built entirely of salt in Poland.
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Josh Gates explores legendary places of protection, including a historic military fortress in Gibraltar, drug lord Pablo Escobar's secret Colombian hideaway and a floating kingdom on Peru's Lake Titicaca.
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Josh Gates explores legendary locations across the globe, from an ancient city carved deep into a canyon in the Jordanian desert to a legendary pirate paradise near Madagascar.
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Josh Gates explores the most iconic and mysterious monuments across the globe, from a miraculous pyramid in Central America to the majestic Statue of Liberty.

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Intrigued by legendary mysteries and driven by curiosity, Josh Gates is on a mission for answers. "Exhibition Unknown" chronicles his global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a thirst for action, Gates investigates recent developments before embarking on a detailed exploration. Whether he's trekking through Fiji in search of Amelia Earhart's remains or diving the deep seas of Panama to locate Captain Morgan's pirate ship, Gates' roughshod expeditions lead him one step closer to the truth.
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"Exhibition Unknown" chronicles explorer Josh Gates' global adventures as he investigates iconic unsolved events, lost cities, buried treasures and other puzzling stories. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a thirst for action, Gates investigates recent developments before embarking on a detailed exploration. The companion series "After the Hunt" features Josh and his crew of specialists dissecting the best discoveries and most surprising moments from his investigations, while sharing never-before-seen footage.
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From the vast deserts of Africa to the icy heights of the Himalayas -- and more than 50 breathtaking sites in between -- adventurer Josh Gates traveled the globe for five years to film the groundbreaking Syfy series "Destination Truth." On the trail to investigate age-old mysteries, recent cryptozoological sightings, and paranormal reports, Gates now brings some of his most unusual, thrilling, weird, and often hilarious adventures to Travel Channel in repackaged episodes -- featuring new content from the host -- of the original show. Memorable expeditions include the first overnight filming in King Tut's tomb as well as at the world's largest religious structure at Angkor Wat. Josh and his team also made headlines by spending an entire night in the shadow of the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
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"Expedition Unknown" has taken Josh Gates to the ends of the Earth and back to investigate iconic unsolved events and other puzzling stories. Now, he's searching for evidence that life exists on other planets. "Hunt for Extraterrestrials" takes Josh to four continents to uncover the truth behind extraterrestrial legends and mysteries. Along the way, he visits NASA's mission control center in Houston, where "international travel" takes on a whole new meaning. Gates also attends the UFO Festival in Roswell, N.M., participating in the out-of-this-world festivities that celebrate America's most famous UFO case.
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Josh Gates travels the world in search of the truth behind the most iconic legends in the world.
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After encountering suspected evidence of the Yeti while trekking the Himalayan peaks many years ago, adventurer Josh Gates returns to the mountain range in search of the truth behind the legend. Is the abominable snowman out there? And if so, what is it? Relying on his wit, instinct, expert negotiation tactics and the latest stealth photo and video gadgets, Gates' high-altitude quest for evidence across the Himalayas takes him from the hidden caves of Nepal's backcountry and the iconic slopes near the Everest base camp to Bhutan's mountainside monasteries and isolated forests. Gates joins renowned researchers, historians, mountaineers and local experts as he investigates Yeti sightings in hopes of finding the mysterious creature.
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Josh Gates journeys across the globe to investigate the spirit world and answer mankind's greatest unsolved mystery of where people go when they die.
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Episodes of "Expedition Unknown" with extra facts and bonus footage.
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Episodes of "Expedition Unknown" with additional content.