Parents' Guide to

Secrets of the Dead

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Experts take a new look at history's mysteries.

TV PBS Educational 2000
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Secrets of the Dead sheds new light on mysteries that once seemed an unsolvable part of human history. What's more, it manages to combine its extraordinary educational value with enough pace and drama to keep even skeptical viewers attentive. While the stark violence and scenes of disease and death are integral to the documentary, they also mean this one isn't for little kids' list. But the next time you're surfing for some worthwhile family TV to watch with your tweens or teens, tune into this one -- you'll be amazed at what all of you will learn.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 15, 2000
  • Network: PBS
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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