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Mummies Alive

A Roman soldier buried under Mount Vesuvius ash. An Irish king preserved in a bog. A teenage Inca girl frozen in time at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano. Mummies are everywhere, and they are turning up in the most unexpected places. Most are in astonishingly good condition, and all have astonishingly good stories to tell. Discover their secrets as we conduct cutting-edge virtual autopsies to solve ancient cold cases and get unprecedented looks into lost civilizations.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: MysteryMedicalHistory
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Hero of Herculaneum

Episode 1x06; Jul 12, 2015

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius wreaked havoc on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum 2,000 years ago, burying them in ash. But there's a forgotten chapter to this tragedy, involving a mass grave of 300 men, women, and children, unearthed in a

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Hero of HerculaneumJul 12, 2015
1x05: The Inca MaidenJul 5, 2015
1x04: The Pharaoh's SecretJun 28, 2015
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