In this edition, forensic pathologists and other specialists search for answers in several tough cases: a severed hand is found on a riverbank; the bodies of a mother and her infant are discovered after the spring thaw; the only clue to a doctor's mysterious death is a bite mark; and a young bride disappears years after her husband's first wife supposedly killed herself.
Historians have long believed that the Aztecs worshipped the Spanish conquistadors and barely resisted their crusade. But as this surprising documentary reveals, we may need to rethink our assumptions about the ancient civilization. Recent finds near Mexico City -- where more than 550 bodies, a portion of which seem European, have been unearthed -- are sparking theories that the Aztecs fought back and may have sacrificed the invaders to the gods.
Ancient Greek lore tells of the existence of a tribe of giant, conquering women called Amazons. In this PBS documentary, archaeologist Jeannine Davis-Kimball explores the myths, mysteries and historical evidence of these ancient warrior women. Davis-Kimball tries to prove the stories true by determining whether archaeological finds -- ancient human remains discovered in Russia -- can be linked to the Greek legend.
Using epic-scale drama to tell a factual story, this film reveals how the D-Day attack of World War II was planned and executed, not only by the greatest military minds and fearless soldiers but also by a maverick collection of inventors toiling away behind the scenes. Features painstaking reconstructions, interviews and archive footage that detail the incredible minds and machines behind the greatest amphibious invasion in history.
Even as scientists work diligently to authenticate the Dead Sea Scrolls, a historical and momentous find for archaeologists, questions surface about their true origin. Who wrote them? Did they truly know Jesus? And what do the scrolls mean for modern-day Christianity? This riveting documentary aims to find the answers to these and many other questions and shares new information about this important archaeological artifact.