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  • 6:00am

    Bible Hunters:

    Hidden in the Sands

    Archeologist Dr. Jeff Rose at the Egyptian pyramids

    Christianity's sacred text faced a crisis over 200 years ago. Culture wars and scientific breakthroughs called many elements of the Bible into question. A handful of bold adventurers set out to prove the authority and historic accuracy of the Holy Scripture. But their quests did just the opposite -- unearthing disturbing inconsistencies and raising more questions than ever before. Join archeologist Dr. Jeff Rose as he details the discoveries made by early Bible Hunters and learn how their findings changed how we look at the Bible.

  • 7:00am

    X-Ray Mega Airport:

    Crossroads of the World

    700 flights from 5 continents land at Frankfurt Airport every day, a feat only possible due to specialists from 70 countries working together to welcome passengers into this busy hub. Meet the teams that connect this Mega Airport to the globe. We show how over 20,000 weird and wonderful ground vehicles race across the tarmac to keep flights on schedule, how retail specialists have turned international shopping into a science, and how a four-legged fleet of sniffer dogs are leading the fight against global drug smuggling.

  • 8:00am

    Air Disasters:

    The Death of JFK Jr.

    When John F. Kennedy Jr.'s Piper Saratoga crashed en route to Martha's Vineyard on July 16, 1999, speculation over what happened spread across the globe. It was up to the NTSB to find the true cause, but the answers were buried at the bottom of the Atlantic. Join us as we revisit one of the most shocking crashes in American history and follow the high-pressure investigation that ensued.

  • 9:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Death of the President

    Commercial aircraft flying on angle near trees; red silhouette profile image of plane superimposed in upper left

    It was an air disaster that crippled a country, heightened tensions between two nations, and ignited conspiracy theories worldwide. On April 10, 2010, Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M, carrying Poland's president, Lech Kaczynski, crashed on Russian soil, killing everyone aboard. Russian experts pinned the blame on the pilots, but Poland's Interior Minister examined the evidence and reached a far different conclusion. Experience the tragedy that shocked the world and follow the investigation that remains steeped in controversy.

  • 10:00am

    Air Warriors:

    Black Hawk

    © US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / DVIDS

    For decades, the Black Hawk has played a role in nearly every American conflict and is used all over the globe. But how did the UH-60 become the Army's go-to bird? This is the inside story of how the military workhorse got off the ground and became a multi-mission lifesaver. See how its pilots and engineers learned from setbacks and tragedies and expanded Black Hawk's capabilities to improve getting soldiers into and out of the heat of the battle.

  • 11:00am

    Humongous Moves:

    Huge Helicopter

    The Sikorsky S-92 is the ultimate search and rescue helicopter, a high-tech, all-weather machine. The Shetland Coastguard is eagerly awaiting the arrival of one but it's still in a Pennsylvania factory 3,500 miles away. That's too far for a chopper to fly alone, so it's going to need an escort. Enter the Antonov 124, a Cold War warrior with record-breaking cargo capabilities. Antonov is big, but so is the Sikorsky S-92, an eight-ton beast. Can a team of engineers squeeze this $30 million aircraft in and get her to the Shetlands unscathed?

  • 12:00pm

    Secrets:

    Great Pyramid

    © Georgia Braham

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence and one of history's greatest mysteries. How was the 50-story monument built by a Bronze Age society with only simple hand tools at their disposal? Follow experts Mark Lehner and Peter James as they attempt to solve this puzzle, armed with a radical new approach and a 4,500-year-old diary that gives an eyewitness account of the monument's construction.

  • 1:00pm

    Secrets:

    Richard III Revealed

    Deconstructed human skeleton

    Most kings of England get a grand tomb when they die, but not Richard III. His body vanished after being killed in battle, leaving just his terrible reputation behind. But 500 years later, he may have finally been found. Follow this remarkable story, from the historic excavation of a city parking lot, to the battery of tests that followed. From skeletal analysis to CT scans to DNA profiling, watch scientists unlock this skeleton's secrets, confirm its true identity, and perhaps even clear the name of one of history's most reviled kings.

  • 2:00pm

    Secrets:

    Easter Island

    © Andy Webb

    The stone giants of Easter Island are some of the most recognizable statues on Earth, and some of the least understood. Why were hundreds of these enormous figures built, and how? And what prompted the Islanders to topple all of them to the ground, save for one? To answer these questions, our team of experts gathers evidence on the island and pores over a centuries-old eyewitness account. They also use modern analysis to decipher the symbolic code cut into the last statue standing, a carving that reveals a story of extraordinary struggle.

  • 3:00pm

    Secrets:

    Tut's Tomb

    Since its discovery nearly a century ago, archaeologists have been trying to unlock the secrets of King Tut's tomb, but many questions remain. Why does the tomb appear to be so hastily built? Why is there a strange, black mold peppering the walls? And most intriguingly, does the tomb also house the mummy of ancient Egypt's most iconic queen, Nefertiti? Travel with us to the Valley of the Kings, where Howard Carter made his spectacular discovery in 1922, as we use the latest in digital technology to solve these puzzling mysteries.

  • 4:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Holy Grail

    The quest for the Holy Grail has consumed knights and crusaders, and has inspired legendary tales and Hollywood blockbusters. Could it be that the epic search is finally over? One church in Spain says they have found the sacred chalice, and that they have evidence to prove it, but some experts believe this is just the latest in a long line of false claims. Our team traces the extraordinary story behind this ultimate relic and uses forensic and historic analysis in an attempt to solve this 2,000-year mystery.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    Hunt for Atlantis

    Around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato recorded the legend of Atlantis, the great civilization swallowed by the sea. For centuries, adventurers and archaeologists have searched in vain for the lost city. But now, an international team of experts has uncovered evidence of an epic catastrophe that wiped out a technically advanced and wealthy Mediterranean civilization 3,500 years ago. Join us as we detail a devastating natural disaster and the cataclysmic events that changed history and inspired a myth.

  • 6:00pm

    Secrets:

    Blackbeard's Ship

    Blackbeard's ship, "Queen Anne's Revenge", was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. Now, nautical archaeologists, historians, and scientists are studying the remains of a wreckage believed to be the infamous flagship. Follow their investigation as they comb through records and artifacts to answer a 300-year-old question: Was "Queen Anne's Revenge" the victim of an accident...or sabotage committed by Blackbeard himself?

  • 7:00pm

    Secrets:

    Egypt's Lost City

    Ramesses II was the most powerful pharaoh ever to rule Egypt, and his capital city, Pi-Ramesses, was his crowning achievement. It was the biggest building program since the pyramids, but somehow, this metropolis completely vanished from history. What happened? Where did it go? And where was it built to begin with? Join us on the hunt for the lost city of Ramesses the Great, a story of dramatic ruins that misled archaeologists for decades and the brilliant detective work that finally uncovered the fate of this magnificent city.

  • 8:00pm

    Secrets:

    Tower of Babel

    Inside the legendary city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq lie the remains of a vast structure, which ancient records suggest was the Tower of Babel. Is it possible that this biblical stairway to heaven actually existed? Experts think it did, and thanks to satellite technology and new discoveries, they have pinpointed exactly where the legendary tower once stood, and what it looked like. Join us as we revisit the inspiration for one of the strangest stories in the Bible, and then recreate the spectacular skyscraper in all its glory.

  • 9:00pm

    Nightmare on Everest

    What should have been the trip of a lifetime soon turned into a nightmare that would claim the lives of thousands and leave survivors trapped in the remote corners of the Himalayas. Join us as we look at the massive 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal and shook the world. We reveal remarkable stories of survival, from the Kathmandu Valley to Mount Everest. We also detail the split-second decisions that resulted in life or death, presented in the words of those who were there and through footage recorded before, during, and after the tragedy.

  • 10:00pm

    Secrets:

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is more than just a part of history, it's part of the world's geography, a sprawling, massive edifice of mud, reeds, and billions of bricks. But why did the Chinese go to such lengths to build it? And what secrets have enabled it to survive for over 2,000 years? We unravel its mysteries and rewrite its complex history through groundbreaking science and pioneering drone technology. This is how the wall was built, what its real purpose was, how it has survived multiple earthquakes and attacks, and how long it really runs.

  • 11:00pm

    Secrets:

    Tower of Babel

    Inside the legendary city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq lie the remains of a vast structure, which ancient records suggest was the Tower of Babel. Is it possible that this biblical stairway to heaven actually existed? Experts think it did, and thanks to satellite technology and new discoveries, they have pinpointed exactly where the legendary tower once stood, and what it looked like. Join us as we revisit the inspiration for one of the strangest stories in the Bible, and then recreate the spectacular skyscraper in all its glory.

  • 12:00am

    Nightmare on Everest

    What should have been the trip of a lifetime soon turned into a nightmare that would claim the lives of thousands and leave survivors trapped in the remote corners of the Himalayas. Join us as we look at the massive 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal and shook the world. We reveal remarkable stories of survival, from the Kathmandu Valley to Mount Everest. We also detail the split-second decisions that resulted in life or death, presented in the words of those who were there and through footage recorded before, during, and after the tragedy.

  • 1:00am

    Secrets:

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is more than just a part of history, it's part of the world's geography, a sprawling, massive edifice of mud, reeds, and billions of bricks. But why did the Chinese go to such lengths to build it? And what secrets have enabled it to survive for over 2,000 years? We unravel its mysteries and rewrite its complex history through groundbreaking science and pioneering drone technology. This is how the wall was built, what its real purpose was, how it has survived multiple earthquakes and attacks, and how long it really runs.

  • 2:00am

    Mighty Ship at War: Queen Mary

    The RMS Queen Mary is the last survivor of the golden age of ocean liners. She was bigger and faster than any ship ever built before. Her presence was a symbol of new hope and a better future during the Great Depression and through the darkest days of World War II. Decades after her maiden transatlantic voyage, we celebrate the amazing story of this queen of the seas, told through rarely seen footage and interviews with some of the many millions of people whose lives she touched and changed forever.

  • 3:00am

    Supercar Superbuild:

    Aston Martin

    Aston Martin is synonymous with sophisticated elegance, high performance, and secret agents. For generations, this independent carmaker has gone toe-to-toe with multinational companies, and with the V12 Vantage S, it's racing past the competition. Buckle up as we take a ride through this iconic brand's century-old history and see how its small but dedicated design team overcame unique obstacles to create a loud, raucous supercar with a top speed of 205 mph and the ability to go from 0-60 in under four seconds.

  • 4:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Norwegian Breakaway - The Build

    Three times the size of the Titanic, the mega cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel ever to call New York City home. And the challenges involved in her construction were equally massive. Go behind the scenes for a rare, exclusive look at the building of this Mighty Ship, as Germany's Meyer-Werft Shipyard takes on their biggest and fastest build ever. With only 18 months to complete the job, and ticket sales for the maiden voyage already going fast, the high-stakes race is on for Breakaway to sail into ship-building history.

  • 5:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Norwegian Breakaway - The Voyage

    More than a luxury hotel at sea, Norwegian Breakaway is a floating city, with a whopping 29 restaurants, 22 bars and lounges, a Vegas-style casino, and a full-scale theater bigger than some Broadway venues. She was built faster than any other cruise ship in history, and she's about to cast off on her first journey straight into a North Atlantic tempest. Hop aboard this mega cruiser on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the same route Titanic sailed in 1912, only with much worse weather.