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  • Season 1
    • Unknown Soldier
      Unknown Soldier
      Episode 13
      12/31/00
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      The mysterious case of a skeleton found buried in a Medieval cemetery smacks of a vicious and violent murder. The body was found in the quaint town of Lewes which lies nestled in the peaceful, rolling downs of southern England. Who was this person?
    • Bronze Age Massacre
      12/31/00
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      It looks just like any other modern housing estate in Holland but Wassenaar hides a secret, horrific past. Physical anthropologist Dr Liesbeth Smits is trying to explain a mysterious excavation she took part in. A grave dating from the early Bronze Age.
    • Severed Hand Mystery
      12/31/00
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      A group digging for peat at Wijster (an area in the province of Drent, Holland, in 1901) came across some ancient silver coins, a copper kettle and some clothes. Who could all this treasure have belonged to?
    • Headless Warriors
      Headless Warriors
      Episode 10
      12/31/00
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      Excavations in Northern France have revealed the chilling discovery of thousands upon thousands of human bones but there are no skulls to be found. Forensic tests indicate that the bones are those of young men, all of them strong and robust.
    • Ancient Mariner
      Ancient Mariner
      Episode 9
      12/31/00
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      In December 1998, an entire fleet of Roman ships was discovered. As archaeological excavations began, another mysterious discovery took place as the skeletal remains of a Roman sailor and his dog are found on one of the ships.
    • Ice Mummies
      Ice Mummies
      Episode 8
      12/31/00
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      The stark, beautiful landscape of Greenland holds a chilling secret. Eight perfectly preserved mummies have been discovered in a remote area. They are Inuits of the Thule culture dating back 500 years.
    • Syrian Princesses
      1/1/01
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      In the hot arid landscape of Northern Syria archaeologists have made a startling and mysterious discovery. They've uncovered an ancient tomb, undisturbed for 4,300 years. Who are the eight occupants of this tomb buried with gold and silver treasures?
    • Taung Child
      Taung Child
      Episode 6
      12/31/00
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      An underground cave at Taung in the northern Cape, anatomist, Dr Raymond Dart, discovered the skull of a very young child. But this was no ordinary child as the skull is one of the earliest ever finds of the 'hominid' species.
    • Mystery of the Barber Surgeon
      12/31/00
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      A skeleton was found buried beneath a large megalith near Avebury, Oxford. He had suffered a vicious sword wound to his head and was found with some strange instruments (a pair of scissors and an iron probe). Could he have been a Medieval Surgeon.
    • Aztec Death
      Episode 4
      1/1/01
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      Beyond the beautiful Mexican scenery lie the clues to the horrific killings that occurred during the Aztec rule over 700 years ago. The deformed skull of a child was found near an Aztec temple. Aztec specialist Dr Elizabeth Baquedano went to investigate.
    • Child Mummy
      Episode 3
      12/31/00
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      The desolate but beautiful coastline of northern Chile harbours an ancient mystery. Here, thousands of years ago, a child died, was mummified and buried. Who was he? How did he die? Archaeologist Bernardo Arriaza turns to forensic science to find out.
    • Bog Body
      Episode 2
      12/31/00
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      Denmark 1835. Danish peat diggers made a shocking discovery. They found the petrified body of a woman in a boggy marsh, pinned down underwater by wooden stakes. Was it murder? A hostage? Who is the body in the bog? Archaeologist Lone Hvass investigates.
    • 12/31/10
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      2,500 years ago, a woman was buried, possibly still alive, seemingly with her arms and legs tightly bound and with a strange metal collar around her neck. Archaeologist Andy Chapman was determined to get to the bottom of this ancient mystery.