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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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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.
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For centuries, treasure hunters have searched for King Solomon's mines; while ancient Israel seems to have had no silver or gold mines, new discoveries in the Israeli desert reveal a long-forgotten mine and traces of a metal more precious than gold.
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In the cemetery of Egypt's earliest rulers, archaeologists find the carefully buried corpses of baboons, jackals, leopards, and even a hippopotamus; forensic evidence shows these animals were not native to Egypt and were captured in faraway lands.
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In 2011, archaeologists find a previously undiscovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings; inside are a mummy, rubble and a coffin that appears to be younger than the tomb; investigation reveals the tale of a lost princess from Egypt's golden age.
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On the outskirts of Cairo, construction is called to a halt after a forklift operator uncovers the colossal stone head of a pharaoh; the stone head makes headlines but the real news is that the massive statue represents a ruler lost to history.
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In suburban Denmark, archaeologists find a Viking lord's weapons, jewelry and horse inside a vast underground chamber, but they do not find the Viking lord himself; the empty grave unlocks the mysteries of the final days of the Age of the Vikings.
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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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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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New discoveries found in and around Stonehenge are reshaping the history of this 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument.
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Why the inhabitants of Petra abandoned their thriving ancient metropolis.
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The search for the ancient Egyptian city Pi-Ramesses, which mysteriously vanished 3,000 years ago.
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Scientists make new discoveries on King Tut's tomb.
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Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti is examined.
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Egypt's Great Sphinx is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, yet it remains shrouded in mystery.
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Engineer Peter James and archaeologist Mark Lehner attempt to solve the mystery of how the Great Pyramid was built.

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