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(2000– )

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Season 16

26 Oct. 2016
After Stonehenge
Scientists investigate the charred remains of a 3,000 years old English settlement located in a quarry. Is this the first solid evidence of a booming town from a time when this part of Europe didn't have any developed townships.
2 Nov. 2016
Graveyard of the Giant Beasts
A mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia revealed a treasure trove of fossils from animals that lived ten million years after the KT extinction that killed the dinosaurs. Surprisingly, enormous reptiles were dominate. Scientists investigate who was the apex predator of the era - Titanoboa, a quarter ton giant snake five times bigger than the largest anaconda, or a similarly giant crocodilian with an incredibly deadly bite force.
14 Dec. 2016
Van Gogh's Ear
Scientists investigate what happened on the night of Dec. 23, 1888, when in Arles, France Vincent van Gogh cut his ear off.
29 Mar. 2017
Nero's Sunken City
Baiae was a favorite vacation spot for ancient Rome's elite including emperors like Nero. Not unlike Pompeii, everything was allowed there. Then one day, this coastal town sank into the sea. Today, scientists slowly uncover its secrets.
5 Apr. 2017
Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science
Did Leonardo da Vinci come up with all of his ideas and inventions by himself or did he also borrow some of them from ancient scientists including those who lived 1,700 years before him.

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