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Season 6 / Episode 11 and airs on 05 June 2020 01:00
Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects now lie in ruins. These deserted places are home to extraordinary mysteries and untold secrets, and we revisit them to understand how they were built, and why they were abandoned.They were once some of the most advanced structures and facilities on the planet, standing at the cutting-edge of design and construction. Today they are abandoned, dangerous, some of them even deadly. From uninhabited cities to empty factories, these long-forgotten engineering marvels are scattered around the globe. Science Channel uncovers why some of the world's most advanced architectural achievements were eventually left behind in the all-new series Mysteries of the Abandoned.Each of the six, hour-long episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned features stories behind engineering wonders, why they were built, and the reasons they were eventually left to crumble. Each story recalls the people who originally designed the structure, their historical significance, and why they were ultimately no longer of use. The premiere episode explores California's Goat Canyon Trestle railway, known as the 'Impossible Railroad,' that required the biggest wooden trestle bridge in the world; Ukraine's Duga, the notorious anti-ballistic missile radar, known as the 'Russian Woodpecker,' that still stands in within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone; and the Grand Goulets Road in the French Alps, an astonishingly narrow and perilous mountain passageway.
Abandoned towers in southern Greece are the ruins of a fearsome warrior civilization descended from the Spartans, and new discoveries reveal the role these towers played during generations of violent blood feuds among the clans that lived here.
A massive, alien-like fortress built into a mountainside is the central node to a network of pipelines that race outwards like tentacles; behind-the-scenes access reveals the secrets of why this strange complex was built and why it was abandoned.
The ruins of an abandoned prison are evidence of a chaotic riot that put the prisoners in charge; special access to its burnt-out interior reveals how inmates took over Ireland's Alcatraz and why it is deserted today.
An eerie set of buildings in Paris is evidence of an unspeakable evil; new discoveries reveal the horrific things that happened here, and why they were abandoned.
A strange bunker in a treacherous landscape once belonged to a notorious dictator who's paranoid fantasies drove bizarre and elaborate feats of engineering; new discoveries reveal the secrets of these structures and why the nightmares that built them.
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