X-Files History Season 1
S01 E01Jul 18, 2018
Churchill's Secret Corpse Jul 18, 2018 The pilot episode Churchill's Secret Corpse examines one of the most daring espionage operations of WW II: Operation Mincemeat, in which British MI5 agents developed a high-stakes plan to lead the Nazi Wehrmacht astray and distract from the impending Allied invasion of Sicily, using faked documents on a prepared corpse.
S01 E02Jul 18, 2018
The Cranach Connection Jul 18, 2018 In 1980, two priceless Cranach paintings disappeared from a small-town church in East Germany. The thieves left lots of evidence in the town of Klieken, but none of the clues lead to the arrest of the culprits. The investigations were quickly taken over by the infamous Stasi secret service. Was the East Berlin department of arts & antiquities involved? Or was it just a mundane act of vandalism?
S01 E03Jul 18, 2018
The Mystery of the Royal Mummy Jul 18, 2018 The third episode - The Mystery of the Royal Mummy deals with one of the greatest archaeological hoaxes ever: The discovery of the mummified corpse of a Persian princess from the days of Alexander the Great makes its discoverers heroes overnight. But then first cracks in their story appeared: The mummy turns out to be a fake.
S01 E04Jul 18, 2018
The Piltdown Man: A Skull for Darwin Jul 18, 2018 In 1912, Geological Society of London presented a sensation to the world: The Missing Link, final proof of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Hobby archaeologist Charles Dawson claimed to have found the link between man and ape in a gravel pit in southern England, near Piltdown. Profiler Michael Baurmann and historian Natalie Akbari shed light on the greatest scam in the history of science.