Next Episode of Secrets of the Dead is
Season 17 / Episode 1 and airs on 25 January 2018 03:00
Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.[NOTE: Episodes shown only in the UK are listed in Season 0, first digit of episode number indicated UK series.]
Scientists try to determine which giant animal was the apex predator 58 million years ago - a 43-foot-long snake called titanoboa or a giant crocodilian. A mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia, opened a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth's history and a world teeming with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of all was Titanoboa a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. But new discoveries in Cerrejon suggest that Titanoboa's rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Follow scientists as they try to comprehend the size of this animal and uncover what made it so successful. Close analysis of fossils and scientific experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator in Cerrejon 58 million years ago?
Details about the night of Dec. 23, 1888, when Vincent van Gogh cut his ear in the town of Arles, France.
Follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins of Baiae, ancient Rome's version of Las Vegas. Underwater secrets reveal a seaside city where Nero and Julius Caesar once lived.
Uncover new evidence tracing many of Leonardo da Vinci's ideas and inventions to other scientists, as far back as 1,700 years.
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