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    Mummies Alive

    S1 E1 The Gunslinger Mummy

    Was he a mythic gunslinging outlaw or a destitute thieving loner? No one knows the true story of Sylvester, the petrified cowboy that now resides at a curiosity shop in Seattle. But one thing's for certain: He is one miraculously preserved mummy. Through hands-on experimentation and contributions from experts in embalming, ballistics, and the history of the American West, we explore the life and death of the man who became a legend. Then we investigate the cowboys, con men, and sideshows that played a crucial part in his incredible story.

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A Roman soldier buried under Mount Vesuvius ash. An Irish king preserved in a bog. A teenage Inca girl frozen in time at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano. Mummies are everywhere, and they are turning up in the most unexpected places. Most are in astonishingly good condition, and all have astonishingly good stories to tell. Discover their secrets as we conduct cutting-edge virtual autopsies to solve ancient cold cases and get unprecedented looks into lost civilizations.
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