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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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Egypt's Great Sphinx is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, yet it remains shrouded in mystery.
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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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Three radical theories attempt to explain how the image on the Shroud of Turin was formed.
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The mysteries behind the Easter Island head statues.
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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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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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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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Researchers examine a 15th-century map depicting the Norse exploration of the New World to determine whether it is a genuine artifact or a clever hoax.
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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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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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Why the inhabitants of Petra abandoned their thriving ancient metropolis.
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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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The Great Wall of China's biggest secrets are revealed through modern science and technology.
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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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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 make new discoveries on King Tut's tomb.
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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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