Decoding the Past - Season 2

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  • Heaven: Beyond the Grave
    1/27/07
    3.0
    Heaven and the concept is explored by many religious scholars, who discuss about the views of both various faiths and also the evolution of the idea of the afterlife.
  • Heaven and Hell
    Heaven and Hell
    Episode 23
    1/11/07
    0.0
    Heaven and Hell and how both of them are presented in the Bible is explored.
  • 1/4/07
    0.0
    The examinings of cults and also the cult leaders such as Jim Jones of the People's Temple and the polygamist Warren Jeffs.
  • The Spear of Christ
    The Spear of Christ
    Episode 21
    12/21/06
    0.0
    The history of a spear is pierced to the side of Jesus during the crucifixion and also the search for a weapon as the holy relic are examined. Included is the four artifacts that many have claimed as the spear and is also the scientific analysis of artifacts.
  • Behind the Da Vinci Code
    12/17/06
    0.0
    Historian Henry Lincoln, who coauthored "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," had raised a theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had children. The recalls of his early research and had discussed the criticism of the book's theories.
  • Mysteries of the Freemasons: America
    12/13/06
    0.0
    The history of the Freemasons that examines the popular misconceptions regardes the organization that includes dramatic reenactments and also interviews with historians. Among those commenting: Akram R. Elias, Steven Bullock and Brent Morris.
  • Seven Wonders of the World
    12/7/06
    0.0
    A study of the Seven Wonders of the World. Exploring the reasons why they were chosen, what these marvels and their ruins reveal about their builders.
  • 11/16/06
    0.0
    The exploration of a fabled sorcerer's stone, which had medieval alchemists believe that the power to transform base metals into gold and also to ensure a long life. Includes the roots of modern lab equipment and also experiments in alchemy.
  • 10/26/06
    8.0
    A profile of the German theologian and also the alchemist Johann Konrad Dippel (1673-1734), who had lived in Castle Frankenstein in which it explores the possible connections between Dippel and Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein."
  • The Templar Code: Crusade of Secrecy
    9/28/06
    7.5
    A history of the Knights Templar, a medieval Christian order that charged with protecting Jerusalem following the Crusades. This includes comments by historians. Edward Herrmann narrates.
  • 9/14/06
    0.0
    The history of playing cards is traced toward the roots in ancient China, Persia and Egypt. Plus their connection with the secret societies and the occult.
  • 8/3/06
    9.0
    The examinings of the mysterious end date (which corresponds to December 21, 2012) of the Mayan Long Count calendar that has led to speculation that this marks the end of the world. Including a visit to the ruins of the Chichen Itza on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Secrets of the Dollar Bill
    7/27/06
    8.5
    The stories that are behind the numbers and symbols on the U.S. $1 bill are explored. This includes the bill's evolution and also alternative designs. Also a visit to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  • The Signs of Evil
    The Signs of Evil
    Episode 11
    6/6/06
    0.0
    The superstitions and the fears of regarding the number 666 are explored. Included is a man who had became afraid after buying a car with the license plate saying the number 666. Also a trip along Highway 666.
  • Secrets of the Koran
    6/4/06
    8.0
    The exploration of the Koran that examines what it means to Muslim, the historical context of the writings, similarities to the Bible, and also its role throughout history. This includes the golden age of Islam and the Crusades. Plus the meaning of the word "jihad" and its modern usage.
  • Sodom & Gomorrah
    Sodom & Gomorrah
    Episode 9
    4/5/06
    0.0
    The biblical cities of both Sodom and Gomorrah and the theories that regard their existence are explored. This includes the archaeological evidence.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini
    Ayatollah Khomeini
    Episode 8
    3/9/06
    0.0
    The Islamic revolution in Iran of 1979 and The Ayatollah Khomeini (1900-89)are examined.
  • Monsters
    Monsters
    Episode 7
    3/9/06
    0.0
    The legends about monsters are examined, in which includes the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster and also Bigfoot.
  • Secrets of the Koran
    3/9/06
    9.0
    This is the conclusion of the exploration of the Koran examines its role throughout history, this includes the Golden Age of Islam and also the Crusades. Plus the meaning of the word "jihad" and the modern usage of the word.
  • Secrets of the Koran
    3/2/06
    0.0
    Part 1of2: The explorations of the Koran examines what it means to be a Muslim, the historical context of the writings and also the similarities that it has towards the Bible.
  • Cover-Up?
    Cover-Up?
    Episode 4
    1/30/06
    0.0
    The mysteries and also the supposed cover-ups are examined. This includes the death of Marilyn Monroe, the JFK and RFK assassinations and also Area 51.
  • Opus Dei Secrets Revealed
    1/29/06
    0.0
    A history of the Roman Catholic with the organization of Opus Dei encouraging Christians to live consistently with their faith.
  • Mysteries on the High Seas
    1/22/06
    0.0
    The mysteries of maritime are explored in this includes the Bermuda Triangle, the wrecks on the Great Lakes and also the famous ghost ships such as The Flying Dutchman and the Mary Celeste.
  • Bible Mysteries
    Bible Mysteries
    Episode 1
    1/9/06
    8.5
    In this episode bible mysteries are examined in which includes Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Shroud of Turin. Plus messages and codes that are within the texts of the Old Testament.
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