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Travel Channel's MYSTERIES OF THE MUSEUM to Investigate Mysteries of Dinosaurs, King Tut & More

Tackling the story of the Titanic's epic sinking in frigid waters as part of Travel Channel's December Chillcation programming event isn't enough so, history EXPLORER Don Wildman will dig deep into the mysteries of Alcatraz, the White House, dinosaurs and KING TUT on special episodes of MYSTERIES OF THE MUSEUM, beginning Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Wildman will examine the audacious escape from one of the world's most secure prisons, the now state-of-the-art command center capable of meeting the needs of the modern president, the planet's oldest and greatest archaeological mystery and the world's continued fascination of a boy king.

"I got to be out in the field, the desert and the mountains to investigate iconic stories that have fascinated generations," said Wildman. "From Alcatraz Island to secret subterranean spaces hidden under the White House and down the steps into Tut's tomb, I followed the mysteries to their sources in the museums and beyond."

"Alcatraz: Mysteries at the Museum"

Premieres Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Head to San Francisco to uncover the real story behind the notorious prison break on Alcatraz Island. Don Wildman investigates new evidence that may prove once and for all whether the escapees lived or died on that infamous night.

"The White House: Mysteries at the Museum"

Premieres Thursday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

The White House hasn't always been the state-of-the-art fortress that it is today. Don Wildman explores the major events that turned a simple home of wood and bricks into the most powerful house in the world.

"Dinosaurs: Mysteries at the Museum"

Premieres Thursday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman examines one of the world's greatest prehistoric mysteries - the dinosaurs. First, he travels to Utah and participates in a dig for newly found dinosaur bones, and then takes a road trip through the Midwest to see where they lived and what they left behind. He also challenges myths at the American Museum of Natural History about some of the most well-known dinosaurs that walked the earth.

"King Tut: Mysteries at the Museum"

Premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Deep in the heart of Egypt, Don Wildman explores the entire story of KING TUT - from the initial discovery by archaeologist Howard Carter to the Curse of the Pharaoh.

ABOUT Travel Channel For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 89 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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