Don Wildman Investigates the Myths Behind King Tut

King Tut's tomb was discovered almost a century ago, yet it continues to puzzle the world today. Don Wildman heads to Egypt to retrace the steps of Howard Carter, the archaeologist who made the incredible discovery, and to learn about important truths still being uncovered.

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Don Wildman

Don Wildman

In this special edition of Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman digs into the mysteries surrounding the dinosaurs. What were dinosaurs like all those years ago? Why did they disappear? Can they ever live again?  960 1280

  

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Don joins paleontologist Alan Titus at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The location is an active fossil dig site where Alan and his crew are excavating the area, and slowly but surely uncovering more bones.   960 1280

  

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Don poses with a large T-Rex skull while on a dig at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 960 1280

  

Alligator Alley

Alligator Alley

Don heads to Alligator Alley in Summerdale, AL to meet with Greg Erickson, a paleobiologist who studies alligators and dinosaurs. By studying the bite force of this alligator, named Fat Albert, he can estimate the potential bite force of a T-Rex.   960 1280

  

Vernal Brewing Company

Vernal Brewing Company

Don and Brian Switek, author of My Beloved Brontosaurus, sip on dinosaur-inspired ale at Vernal Brewing Company in Vernal, UT.  960 1280

  

Carnegie Quarry

Carnegie Quarry

Don’t look down, Don! At Dinosaur National Monument’s Carnegie Quarry, Don gets a closer look at fossils encased in this wall – referred to as a “Jurassic logjam”. It was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Earl Douglass.  960 1280

  

Carnegie Quarry

Carnegie Quarry

Casts of findings made here are now on display at museums all over the world, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  960 1280

  

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater

In Winslow, AZ, Don visits Meteor Crater, which demonstrates the power a meteorite's impact on Earth can be.  960 1280

  

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater

Don takes to the sky to get a better view of Meteor Crater. Imagine how it looks from above!

(We know your work is stressful, Don – no one would blame you if you take a nap.)

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American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Paleontologist and curator Mark Norell gives Don a very special tour of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY.  960 1280

  

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs? Join Don for the investigation on Jan. 19 at 9|8c! 960 1280

  

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Don Wildman is on a mission to uncover what really happened to the three convicts who escaped from “the Rock” – aka Alcatraz. 960 1280

  

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

On June 12, 1962, Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin, escaped from San Francisco’s infamous maximum security prison.  960 1280

  

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

The prison, which once housed Al Capone, might’ve been considered escape-proof. A total of 36 inmates attempted to breakout of the fortress, but only 3 men with several handmade tools and a makeshift raft were the ones that succeeded. Did they die in their attempt to flee? Or did they make it to freedom?  960 1280

  

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

The fate of the prisoners remains unknown, but the breakout led to a massive manhunt. The investigation is still ongoing more than 50 years later.  960 1280

  

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

Don straps on his scuba gear as he prepares to attempt to recreate the journey Morris and the Anglin brothers would’ve taken after successfully breaking out of Alcatraz. 960 1280

  

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

Deadly currents and rough winds would’ve made the trip dangerous in a boat, let alone a raft – something Don and his pals discover the hard way.  960 1280

  

In the Workshop

In the Workshop

Don takes his quest outside the water and into the workshop. He tries to build the same prison drill the three men constructed using the motor of a vintage vacuum – well, vintage to us. Needless to say, it doesn’t go quite as planned.  960 1280

  

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Traveling by motorcycle to Point Reyes National Seashore, Don learns of a body of an unknown man which washed ashore 9 months after the breakout. Some speculated the body could be Morris, but only DNA could prove for certain.  960 1280

  

Meeting Todd Disotell

Meeting Todd Disotell

Don heads to the lab to meet with Todd Disotell, a forensic specialist and professor at New York University. Disotell runs a DNA sample taken from a descendant of Morris to determine if it’s a match to the unknown remains.  960 1280

  

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

There have been rumored sightings of the three men over the years, with the Anglin brother’s sister, Marie Anglin, believing they’re definitely out there somewhere. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman

Don Wildman

Don’s search for the truth takes him from one side of the country to the other – San Francisco, CA to Colquitt, GA. Care to join the ride? Tune in Jan 5 at 9|8c! 960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Don Wildman’s investigation into the sinking of the Titanic first takes him to Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland, Canada.  960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Aboard the Ocean Quest diving vessel, Don prepares to dive into the frigid water to get a better look at the icebergs.  960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Icebergs are far bigger than they appear. Much of the iceberg is actually below the water’s surface, stretching deeper down than you might imagine.  960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Don breaks off a chunk of the iceberg and gives it a taste. Delicious? Probably not.  960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Our intrepid host suits up before his dive with special gear to help prevent hypothermia. 960 1280

  

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Below the surface, Don explores the vast iceberg, searching for its end—but it’s one seriously massive brick of ice with no end in sight.  960 1280

  

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Don travels to the New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, R.I. to learn more about failures in communication that occurred the night the Titanic sank.  960 1280

  

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Morse Code expert Craig Moody walks Don through how to communicate the "SOS" distress signal.   960 1280

  

Pike Place Fish Market

Pike Place Fish Market

There’s always time for a stop at Pike Place Fish Market while filming in Seattle, Washington. The question is: Can Don catch one of those flying fish? (Spoiler alert: He can!) 960 1280

  

Valley Nut & Bolt Co Inc.

Valley Nut & Bolt Co Inc.

Don shows off his metal test samples that he'll be testing later for strength at Valley Nut & Bolt Co Inc. in Olympia, Washington.  960 1280

  

Compass Courses

Compass Courses

In Edmonds, Washington, Don tries out his lifeboat lowering skills alongside two experts, instructors Dana Lewis and Dave Richards, at Compass Courses maritime training school. Let’s just say, it’s a lot hard than it looks. 

For more, tune in on Dec. 29 at 9|8c!

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