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Some of the world's famous relics have secrets behind them that contribute to their complete stories. "Secrets" explores the mysteries relating to some of these historic landmarks to reveal the truths behind them. The latest research and forensic techniques are used to find out the stories behind the fabled cities, monuments and remnants featured on the show. Episodes include Egyptian historians on a mission to decode the mysteries of the Great Sphinx, archeologists unearthing secrets of Richard III, and an investigation into whether the bust of Nefertiti is real or a hoax.

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ISIS fighters detonate explosives under the Tomb of Jonah revealing a 2,700-year-old temple complex; sculptures, inscriptions and mysterious figures tell the story of a despot, a fertility cult and a character who may have inspired a Bible tale.
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The discovery of an 11,000 year-old stone monument may hold the secret to the location of the Garden of Eden.
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Modern forensic techniques reveal new secrets about 2,300-year-old corpses found in Northern Europe.
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Scientists and anthropologists study the ancient craft of head shrinking and the troubled culture of the tribe that made them.
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Why the inhabitants of Petra abandoned their thriving ancient metropolis.
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New evidence may prove that the Bible's tale of the ten plagues of Egypt actually happened.
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A mass grave discovered in England may turn out to be the largest gladiatorial burial site ever found.
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Evidence shows that the Tower of Babel, the subject of one of the Bible's most incredible stories, actually existed.
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New scientific evidence reveals the true story behind the legend of Atlantis.
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Scientists make new discoveries on King Tut's tomb.
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The search for the ancient Egyptian city Pi-Ramesses, which mysteriously vanished 3,000 years ago.
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Experts examine an ancient chalice in Spain that could be the Holy Grail.
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The Copper Scroll may hold the secret to the location of the Ark of the Covenant, but experts must decode it and find its legendary treasure trove.
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A pyramid near St. Louis holds the secrets of North America's first mega-city.
aired 26 days ago
Aims to uncover the truth behind our world's fabled cities, monuments and remnants.
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A massive volcanic eruption in 44 B.C. may have hastened the end of the ancient Egyptian empire.
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Aims to uncover the truth behind our world's fabled cities, monuments and remnants.
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Experts examine the underground world and political intrigues in the Roman city of Pompeii before it was buried in ash by Mount Vesuvius.
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The remains of dozens of Norse warriors are found in a circular fortified settlement in Sweden, revealing a bloody power struggle 1,500 years ago.
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Experts examine a theory that treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb were meant to prepare him for an epic afterlife battle.
aired 31 days ago
Egypt's Great Sphinx is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, yet it remains shrouded in mystery.

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