Cities of the Underworld

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Sunday 9:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered Apr 23, 2007 In Season

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  • Season 3
    • The JFK Assassination
      2/16/09
      9.0
      How does forensic science help resolve questions about the JFK assassination? With the help of a group of scientists and researchers with access to the evidence in the case, Investigating History looks at new information that examines which theories are believable, and which are not. Specifically, the experts looked at the acoustic evidence from the radio of one of the motorcycle policemen in the motorcade and the number of shots that were fired; at the reliability of autopsy X-rays of JFK's skull; at the investigation that concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin; at the new evidentiary support for the "magic bullet" theory; and more.moreless
    • 2/9/09
      8.5
      Beneath the sunny façade of Sydney, Australia lies a dark past. Built on the backs of convicts, gold miners and outlaws, this nation forged its freedom from the depths of the underground. Explore Australia's Alcatraz, the 19th century prison that housed Sydney's most threatening criminals. Travel deep into a complex of natural caves that sheltered a gang of escaped outlaws, and the gold mines that produced both riches and the birth of the worker's movement.moreless
    • Gods of War
      Episode 12
      2/2/09
      9.0
      Lying at the crossroads of the East and West, Turkey has a history marked by conquest and conflict. Empires clashed over this land and its trade routes, leaving behind a rich mythology of gods and men, and tales of epic battles that soaked Turkey's soil in blood.
    • 1/26/09
      8.2
      The urban sprawl of Cairo, Egypt belies its history as one of the world's oldest civilizations, where the Pharaohs' ancient secrets lay hidden deep below the vast deserts of the Nile. Explore the massive engineering might of the oldest structures in the world, and learn how they survived a long history of invasions by the Greeks, Romans and Turks.moreless
    • Under the Rock
      Episode 10
      1/12/09
      9.0
      While most people think of San Francisco as a haven for peace-loving hippies, this city by the Bay is actually one of the biggest military defense installations in America. Go beneath its picturesque hills and uncover the biggest ammunitions depot on the West Coast before plunging into a deadly arsenal that once stored nuclear missiles with more than six times the destructive power of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. From the secret Civil War fortification buried beneath Alcatraz to the human trafficking tunnels winding below Chinatown, San Francisco's underground is evidence of its sordid past.moreless
    • Secret Holy Land
      Episode 9
      12/22/08
      9.0
      Ethiopia is home to some of the oldest settlements in the world. This cradle of mankind is a country born from legend and shrouded in mystery. An ancient home to both Jews and Muslims, Ethiopia is also the world's second oldest Christian nation. But if you were a Christian during ancient times, and if you wanted to stay alive, the only place to practice your faith was underground.moreless
    • 12/15/08
      7.9
      The gladiators of ancient Rome were the ultimate fighting machines. They waged bloody battles to the death for the entertainment of the masses--and to earn their freedom. From the depths of the vicious and magnificent Flavian amphitheater, to the buried brothel where they lived their last days, these are the secret lives of Rome's famed slave warriors.moreless
    • Land of Manson
      Episode 7
      12/7/08
      8.5
      He was the mastermind of the most notorious murders in U.S. history. He terrified the world and plunged the city of Los Angeles into a state of paranoia and fear. He's Charles Manson, and the deserts around Los Angeles were his home--where he hoped the underground would be his haven. But Manson and his followers weren't the only dangers lurking beneath the streets of LA.moreless
    • Barbarian's Lair
      Episode 6
      12/1/08
      8.8
      After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe was plunged into chaos for centuries, with vicious carnage and rampant disease regularly raging through the streets. However, below the streets was another world designed to keep the people alive and the enemy guessing
    • 11/23/08
      9.1
      World War I was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. A young Adolf Hitler served in the trenches and tunnels of Belgium's Western Front. Explore the subterranean web where 24,000 Allied soldiers waited to ambush the enemy, to the indestructible fortress that endured thousands of bombs daily. Discover the underground that made World War I one of the most brutal wars in history and turned Hitler into the terrifying madman of World War II.moreless
    • Secret Sin City
      Episode 4
      11/16/08
      7.3
      Journey to the secret underground of Las Vegas.
    • 11/9/08
      8.6
      Travel to Sicily to trace the mafia's roots back to a vigilante secret society in an underground network that was created to hold trials against corrupt city officials and execute the accused.
    • Tunnels of Hell
      Episode 2
      11/2/08
      9.1
      Discover the tunnels that made the Battle of Okinawa so difficult.
    • City of Blood
      Episode 1
      10/26/08
      9.2
      Travel back to London and the tunnel network that has existed since Victorian times.
  • Season 2
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