Museum Secrets Series 2

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Inside the American Museum of Natural History
From dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species, the American Museum of Natural History houses 32 million objects, is visited by over 4 million people annually, and…
Inside the Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items - from guns to planes…
Inside the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This impressive modern museum, visited by 2 million people every year, tells the story of Mexico from before the Aztec civilization to the Spanish conquest. In this episode, a chemical…
Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums, Berlin
On the famed "Museum Island" in the river that winds through Berlin are the Pergamon and Neues Museums which display some of the most spectacular objects from the ancient world.…
Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a treasury of antiquities and weaponry collected by the royal family known as the Habsburgs - a dynasty that ruled much of Europe for 500 years.…
Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul
Once the palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul is a vast treasury of Islamic culture, science and weaponry, visited by over 2 million…

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The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures Why is a Vatican masterpiece covered in heretical graffiti? How does the Louvre protect the Mona Lisa? Why did Napoleon commission a painting full of lies? Museum Secrets travels to the world's most famous museums in search of weird, wonderful, amazing and…
Museum Secrets Series 3
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The incredible stories behind the world's greatest treasures In each episode, Museum Secrets travels to one extraordinary museum, revealing the stories of irreplaceable treasures, probing familiar legends and using cutting edge research and technology to investigate the unknown. Combining revelations about things we all recognise with surprises about things we've…
Secrets of the Parthenon
Part of the Series: NOVA
For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, almost destroyed by explosion, and disfigured by well-meaning renovations. It has gone from temple, to church, to mosque, to munitions dump. What could be next? How about a scientific search for…
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During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI's undertook a bizarre mission: create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used inflatable rubber tanks, sound trucks, and dazzling performance art to bluff…
Inside The Egyptian Museum
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 1
We search for the lost tomb of Ramesses the Great, then, guided by a mummy's head wounds, we recreate the last moments of an ancient king to discover if he was a brave man or a coward. We visit the stomping grounds of Indiana Jones to discover how a poor…
Inside The National History Museum
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 1
We examine a skull to discover if prehistoric Britons were cannibals, then pull a killer shark from a pool of formaldehyde to find out how it helped swimmers win Olympic gold. We dare a curator to handle a famous gem said to kill all who touch it, then enter a…
Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 2
From dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species, the American Museum of Natural History houses 32 million objects, is visited by over 4 million people annually, and has a stellar research staff that mounts over 100 expeditions every year. In this episode, we meet an American farm…
Inside the Imperial War Museum
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 2
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items - from guns to planes to medals to cyanide pills - at five locations in England visited by over 2 million people every year. In…
Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 2
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a treasury of antiquities and weaponry collected by the royal family known as the Habsburgs - a dynasty that ruled much of Europe for 500 years. In this episode, we visit the crypt that entombs many generations of the Habsburg royal family, then meet a geneticist…
Inside the State Historical Museum, Moscow
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 3
Inside the State Historical Museum, Moscow, we find out which duel killed a genius, examine the bones of Stone Age children to reveal what killed them, then ride with Polish soldiers to find out why they wore angels' wings. We descend into the torture chamber of Ivan the Terrible, then…
Inside the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 3
Visited by a million people every year, the Israel Museum features the most extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. Inside the Israel Museum we investigate a heel bone with a nail through it that has the power to change the accepted image of Christ's crucifixion.…
Inside the National Maritime Museum, London
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 3
The National Maritime Museum collection allows visitors to trace the origins of British sea power, its accomplishments in the age of empire, and its consequences in the world today. Inside the National Maritime Museum, London, we fire musket balls at Lord Nelson to discover who really killed him. We join…