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Museum Secrets Revealed

Hidden in the backrooms, basements, and restricted areas of the most famous museums lie some of history's most fascinating mysteries and tales. Embark on a behind-the-scenes, around-the-world tour that includes Madrid's Palacio Real, the Chateau of Versailles, and our own Smithsonian Institution. Discover King Herod's tomb, how a leather shield can work better than steel, and the connection between an ancient amulet and Star Trek's Mr. Spock. We examine collections, celebrated and obscure, and use cutting edge research to unlock their secrets.

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    • Tomorrow
    • 6:00am
    Mar 27
    State Hermitage
    • Tuesday
    • 6:00am
    Mar 28
    Moscow
    • Wednesday
    • 6:00am
    Mar 29
    Uffizi Gallery, Florence