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SECRETS OF THE DEAD: The Caravaggio Heist

Courtesy of Engelbert Grech
Thieves enter the Cathedral of St. John. Valletta, Malta.

Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

In 1984, a Maltese national treasure went missing from the cathedral of St. John in Valletta - a masterpiece by the legendary Italian master Caravaggio. Two years of investigations across Europe led to nothing, but a strong-willed priest never gave up. Father Marius Zerafa, director of museums in Malta, managed to establish a channel of communication with the thieves and set off on a quest to recover the priceless painting. Despite not having the money to pay their ransom, he risked everything, putting his life on the line for the sake of a masterpiece.

Find out what happened on SECRETS OF THE DEAD "The Caravaggio Heist."


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SECRETS OF THE DEAD is a production of The WNET Group. Stephanie Carter is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive in charge.

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