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Forbidden History: Secrets of the Vatican
Secrets of the Vatican
Season 4  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  February 11, 2019

We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. We know that the Vatican Archives hold the personal documents of past Popes and that they house important historical pieces such as Galileo's trial transcript, King Henry VIII's annulment request - even letters written by Abraham Lincoln. But what else is hidden away in the Vatican Library - a place that is out of bounds even to cardinals? Why is this historical treasure trove so shrouded in secrecy?

We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. We know that the Vatican Archives hold the personal documents of past Popes and that they house important historical pieces such as Galileo's trial transcript, King Henry VIII's annulment request - even letters written by Abraham Lincoln. But what else is hidden away in the Vatican Library - a place that is out of bounds even to cardinals? Why is this historical treasure trove so shrouded in secrecy?

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