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Death in Britannia

Episode 2

Uncover what happens when archaeologists study a skeleton found with an iron nail through its heel bone, suggesting the person was the victim of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain. Only one other skeleton with evidence of crucifixion has ever been found in the world. Who was he? What was life in Roman Britain like? And why did he receive such a gruesome punishment?

Aired: 10/31/23
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Uncover the only evidence of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain.
Discover the untold story of Paris’ most famous landmark and the race to top 1,000 feet.
Discover the world of dinosaur fossil collecting, an unusual hobby with a growing market.
Explore the sunken remains of an early Christian basilica in western Turkey.
New evidence sheds light on the early indigenous societies of the Amazon.
Archaeologist Edithe Pereira analyzes prehistoric wall paintings — careful to avoid wasps!
New evidence sheds light on the early indigenous societies of the Amazon.
Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.
Analyzing the style and shape of hieroglyphs can shed light on the ancient artists' lives.
Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.
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Discover the world of dinosaur fossil collecting, an unusual hobby with a growing market.
Explore the sunken remains of an early Christian basilica in western Turkey.
New evidence sheds light on the early indigenous societies of the Amazon.
Research is revealing the hieroglyphic texts from within the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.
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