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Secrets of the Dead

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Full Episodes

The Alcatraz Escape

WETA PassportThe Alcatraz Escape

Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.

Jamestown’s Dark Winter

WETA PassportJamestown’s Dark Winter

Discover the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World

Vampire Legend

Vampire Legend

Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore

The Real Trojan Horse

WETA PassportThe Real Trojan Horse

Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy

Clips

The June 1962 Alcatraz Escape

The June 1962 Alcatraz Escape

What happened on the night of June 11, 1962 on Alcatraz Island?

The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survived

The Dutch scientists visit the physical model of the San Francisco Bay and delta system.

Dark rumors surrounding Jamestown

Dark rumors surrounding Jamestown

Could the marks of the bones be evidence of cannibalism?

The struggles of Jamestown in the early 1600s

The struggles of Jamestown in the early 1600s

In the summer of 1609, a fleet of English ships sails across the Atlantic for Jamestown.

Previews

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: Preview

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: Preview

Discover whether an amateur archaeologist’s theory leads to the lost tomb of Cleopatra.

The Alcatraz Escape: Preview

The Alcatraz Escape: Preview

Scientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.