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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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The Great Wall of China's biggest secrets are revealed through modern science and technology.
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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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Experts examine the remains of a 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, which has been identified as Blackbeard's flagship.
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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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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.
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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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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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Engineer Peter James and archaeologist Mark Lehner attempt to solve the mystery of how the Great Pyramid was built.
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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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