Secrets of Egypt, Pompeii, The Titanic and More Revealed in the New Season of "Unearthed"

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29 September 2018
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"Unearthed"
Season Premiere Tuesday, October 2 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel
 
          Digging up the deepest secrets of history’s great civilizations Science Channel’s top-rated archaeology seriesUnearthed is back with ten new episodes. Using scientific investigations and explosive animation to unearth the hidden secrets of iconic monuments, the series answers questions that have confounded experts for generations. Among the sites explored during the new season are Egypt’s Bent Pyramid, the lost city of Tikal, and Pompeii.
 
          Kicking off this season is an investigation into the Titanic and its infamous demise. It was a tragedy that shocked the world, but after more than a hundred years, the exact reason why it sank remains a mystery.  The series uses the latest technology and computer modeling to learn how an iceberg ripped open the ship’s colossal hull. Scientists smash ice into solid steel in powerful collision tests while nautical experts deploy advanced marine simulation technology to relive the massive ship’s fateful final moments. 
 
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         Among the other site explored in the new season are the ruins of Pompeii, where new discoveries in an area that was previously off limits to research, reveal the horror of the cataclysm that wiped out the city. The Bent Pyramid in Egypt is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient mega-structures. Built by pharaoh Snefru, its shape puzzles archaeologists.
 
          Was this strange pyramid always intended to look like this or did something go catastrophically wrong? Hidden deep inside the Guatemalan jungle lies the lost city of Tikal, once the most important settlement in the Maya world, and home to over 100,000 people.  How did this small jungle village rise to become a Maya superpower and what then transformed it from a thriving city into a ghost town?

 
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