History's Greatest Mysteries

2020

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EP1 Montezuma's Lost Treasure Jan 29, 2024

An Aztec king's glittering treasure vanishes into thin air, inspiring a 500-year search that spans continents; one of the greatest warriors of all-time amassed a vast horde believed to be worth more than $3 billion today.

EP2 The Garden of Eden Feb 05, 2024

Most people know it as the biblical birthplace of man -- the Garden of Eden; investigating if the Garden of Eden was just a story to explain human creation or if it was a real place.

EP3 The Lost Fortune of the Knights Templar Feb 12, 2024

A look at what happened to the secret hoard of the Knights Templar, a treasure of gold, silver, gems and religious relics protected by a medieval religious order.

EP4 The Shroud of Turin Feb 19, 2024

The haunting image of the Shroud of Turin has captivated millions around the world; scientists and theologians are trying to figure out if the Shroud of Turin truly is an image of Jesus or something very different.

EP5 Captain Kidd's Treasure Mar 04, 2024

It's a mystery from the golden age of piracy. In 1698, Captain William Kidd raids a ship on the high seas and seizes its vast treasure... but Kidd is hanged before revealing where he stashed the loot. What happened to Captain Kidd's lost booty... and where is it now?

EP6 Escape from Alcatraz Mar 11, 2024

A perfectly masterminded plot leads to one of the most brazen prison breaks in American history. With only a handful of clues left behind, the search for the infamous Alcatraz escapees continues to this day. But is it really possible they survived -- and if so, where did they go?

EP7 The Battle of Los Angeles Mar 18, 2024

On February 24, 1942, less than three months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, military radar picks up what appears to be enemy aircraft over Los Angeles. Air raid sirens send citizens scrambling, as troops fire more than 1400 rounds of anti-aircraft artillery at the illusive targets. When the smoke clears, the incident is veiled in secrecy and lies. What exactly triggered the

EP8 The Mystery of Machu Picchu Mar 25, 2024

With 500-year-old secrets hidden in skeletons and stone, Machu Picchu is one of the most puzzling archaeological sites on earth. It's among the ancient world's most enduring riddles: Who built this astonishing complex, and why?

EP9 Who Killed King Tut? Jun 03, 2024

The death of one of history's most enigmatic rulers--Egypt's King Tutankhamun--remains shrouded in mystery 3300 years later. No one knows for sure what ended the young pharaoh's life, but scientific advancements may be getting us closer to the answer. Who, or what, killed King Tut?

EP10 The Hindenburg Disaster Jun 10, 2024

For decades, experts believed they knew what caused the Hindenburg disaster that leaking hydrogen and ignited, causing the airship to burst into flames. But there may be more to this story. Whatever triggered the explosion, it didn't just spell doom for the Hindenburg but for the entire rigid airship industry. What caused the Hindenburg Disaster?

EP11 The Search for Alexander the Great Jun 17, 2024

The story of the most celebrated warrior king in history still stirs fascination more than 2,000 years after his death. But the location of his body is the subject of much debate. When his remains suddenly disappear without a trace, a search across the ancient world ensues. What happened to the mummy of Alexander the Great?

EP12 The Sinking of the Titanic Jun 24, 2024

The Titanic's tragic story captures the imagination of the public and experts of all kinds, who--decades after the ship's demise--still seek answers. Can new evidence reveal more about how--and why--the Titanic sank?

EP13 The Legend of the Lost Dutchman's Mine Jul 01, 2024

The search for the most famous gold mine in the Old West has led many to perish in the pursuit of its elusive riches. Legend suggests the gold, and the land it's hidden on, are somehow cursed--yet treasure hunters still come to the Superstition Mountains looking for the hidden hoard. But where exactly is the Lost Dutchman's mine?
6.8| 0h30m| TV-14| en| More Info
Released: 14 November 2020 Returning Series
Producted By: Entertainment One Television
Country: United States of America
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
Official Website: https://www.history.com/shows/historys-greatest-mysteries
Synopsis

Investigates a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries surrounding each including the Titanic, D.B. Cooper, Roswell, John Wilkes Booth, and more. Fresh, new evidence and perspectives will be showcased, such as never-before-released documents, personal diaries and DNA evidence.

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