Episode guide

Mummies Alive

Series 1

Mummies Alive

  • Buried Bog

    What historical secrets can be unearthed from the analysis of amazingly preserved mummies? The body of a 2,500-year-old man found in an Irish bog offers up some surprises.

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  • Otzi the Iceman

    Discover how the remarkably preserved Otzi the Iceman, who lived around 3300 BC, met his maker as experts resurrect one of our famous mummified ancestors through CGI.

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  • The Gunslinger Mummy

    Displayed in a Seattle curiosity shop is an intriguing mummy named Sylvester. Was he a Wild West cowboy killed in a shootout? Follow this ancient cold case.

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  • Seqenenre Tao

    Gaze upon bodies that have been frozen in time. Scientists study the remains of Seqenenre Tao, an Egyptian ruler who met a grisly end at the hands of axe-wielding foes.

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  • The Inca Maiden

    The frozen mummy of an Incan girl found in the Andes in 1999 is examined to find out how she died. Was it sacrifice? Leading experts reveal the sinister truth.

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  • The Hero of Herculaneum

    A mummified soldier who perished in the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD is delicately examined. What was his role in this most famous of natural disasters?

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