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Ancient Unexplained Files

Season 1
Ancient investigations turn tech as specialists harness an advanced digital forensics lab and use the latest scientific discoveries to solve the biggest mysteries of ancient history.
202110 episodes
TV-PG
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Mystery on Easter Island
    February 13, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    Archaeologists have struggled for centuries to understand the ancient moai statues of Easter Island and the purpose behind their mysterious placement; now, experts use cutting-edge tech to finally reveal the hidden logic behind their cryptic locations.
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  2. S1 E2 - Maze of Cryptic Terror
    February 20, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    A team of explorers discover a forbidding cave system riddled with ancient markings that seem to contain a mysterious meaning; using advanced photogrammetry, experts finally decode these cryptic scrawls to expose a dark chapter of English history.
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  3. S1 E3 - Secrets of Skull Grave
    February 27, 2021
    42min
    13+
    Archaeologists excavating a historic Chilean site make a chilling discovery and find decapitated human skulls separate from a nearby burial site; experts use advanced cranial forensics to reveal what really happened to these ancient, butchered victims.
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  4. S1 E4 - War of the Ancients
    March 6, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    A gruesome archaeological discovery leads to a shocking excavation that uncovers ancient human carnage on a scale that's unparalleled; experts use 3-D bone modeling to reveal evidence of what may be the first catastrophic, major war in human history.
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  5. S1 E5 - Secrets of Mayan Murders
    March 13, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    Archeologists make a bone-chilling discovery when they unearth 20 mutilated skeletons in Mexico; investigators use advanced forensic analysis to examine the bizarre burial and reveal an ancient case of Mayan mass murder.
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  6. S1 E6 - Gladiator Graveyard
    March 20, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    When a mass grave of mutilated skeletons is unearthed at the frontier of the Roman Empire, experts use advanced digital analysis to reveal the mystery behind these grisly remains.
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  7. S1 E7 - Grave of the Red Skulls
    March 27, 2021
    42min
    TV-14
    When experts discover a 500-year-old grave, they find mysterious red skulls, pointing to a shocking mass sacrifice; experts use the latest technology and state-of-the-art forensics to investigate what happened at this horrific site.
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  8. S1 E8 - Tomb of the Red Queen
    April 3, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    In an abandoned Maya city, an archaeologist discovers the tomb of a mysterious red skeleton decorated in jade and pearl treasures; experts use cutting-edge tech to reveal who this person was and why they were buried so.
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  9. S1 E9 - Legend of the Cursed Temple
    April 10, 2021
    42min
    TV-14
    A temple to the Roman god of the underworld was the site of ritual sacrifice and a gate to the underworld, but it was buried because it was believed to be cursed; experts use cutting-edge forensics to reveal what actually happened here.
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  10. S1 E10 - Riddle of the Child Mummies
    April 17, 2021
    42min
    TV-PG
    Archaeologists make a shocking discovery when the perfectly preserved remains of three children are unearthed from the frozen mountains of Argentina; using state-of-the-art forensics, experts investigate the bizarre circumstances behind this grisly scene.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Starring
Eric DowdleBrock JohansenKimerlee Curyl
Studio
Science Channel
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