Mummies Alive


Ep3 - The Gunslinger Mummy

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The Gunslinger Mummy - The investigation of the myth of the American West and a mysterious mummy called Sylvester: a gunslinger in the cowboy age, supposedly mummified in the heat of the desert. Hyper-real animation takes experts back in time to the Wild West where cowboys, con men and carnival sideshows played a part in one man's incredible story.

Ep1 - Buried In The Bog

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This episode examines two Iron Age bog bodies, unearthed from the peat fields of Ireland. Preserved by the bog, their bodies show the scars of violent deaths. Returning to this ancient cold case, leading experts uncover surprising clues about Ireland’s mysterious past. From treacherous peat bogs, to glorious ancient monuments, and using the latest CGI technology, their investigation unravels the mystery of these ancient killings.

Ep2 - Otzi The Iceman

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A Neolithic murder victim is buried in ice for over 5000 years. Locked in the ice, his remains and possessions are preserved - vital evidence in the hunt for clues. Examining the evidence, leading experts retrace Ötzi’s steps across steep Alpine valleys, reconstruct his last hours from the pollen in his gut and, in a ground-breaking virtual autopsy, reveal the stone arrowhead that killed him.

Ep6 - Hero Of Herculaneum

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The Hero of Herculaneum investigates one of the most famous disasters in human history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. In 1982, archaeologists excavating the original beachfront at Herculaneum found 300 mummified skeletons, buried under volcanic ash. One was armed to the teeth and laden with gold and silver. Contributions from leading experts in Roman history will investigate his fate.

Ep5 - The Inca Maiden

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A 15th century teenager buried alive at the top of an active volcano is stunningly perserved. The extreme environment guaranteed her preservation, but did it also kill her? With no sign of trauma, modern forensics, chemical analysis and historical evidence reconstruct her final moments to give further insights into the secrets of a lost civilisation and an intimate look at the tragic life and death of this young girl.

Ep4 - The Pharaoh's Secret

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Battle scarred remains mark out this mysterious, mutilated pharaoh from other Egyptian pharaohs, but little evidence survives of his rein, leaving his death a complete mystery, until now. Reconstructed in hyper-real CGI and using the latest forensic techniques, a violent story of conquest and rebellion that laid out the foundations for Ancient Egypt's golden age is unearthed.