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Home > Screenings > Off the Fence > Unearthed: Ancient Murder Mysteries

Producer: Off the Fence Studios, CuriosityStream

Genres: Documentary, Factual

6 x 60’

Time has turned most evidence to dust, but can today’s modern psychological knowledge be used hand in hand with new forensic developments, to understand the last actions of ancient victims and theorise on the motives of their killers? Does human nature change?

Seasoned Louisiana homicide detective Rod Demery has worked on 250 murder cases and
solved every single one of them. Geneticist, archaeologist and forensics expert Professor Turi King cracked one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history – the exhumation and reburial of Richard III of England. Together with local experts, Rod and Turi will re-examine some of the world’s most enigmatic murder mysteries, unearthing the latest evidence and applying their unique expertise.

As they uncover clues and find solutions, they discover the history of some very different cultures to our own and build towards a theory that will be dramatically and stylishly reconstructed, demonstrating the drama of the victim’s life – and death.