American history is vanishing one artifact at a time. Some of our most important historical and cultural treasures have been lost or stolen. Every year, dozens of treasures, from George Washington's teeth to the Apollo 11 moon landing tapes to even the iconic ground zero flag from the September 11 attacks, vanish from the shelves of famous museums, government archives and private collections.
Now, host Brad Meltzer leads the hunt to return these treasures to their rightful owners–the American people. Many lost artifacts are circulating on the black market, but dozens of previously lost objects have already been found—by ordinary citizens—in attics, at garage sales and even online. Brad will also enlist the help of viewers, giving the public the chance to help restore our history too.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Brad Meltzer's Lost History - The Book of Lies (Meltzer novel) - Netflix
The Book of Lies is a novel written by Brad Meltzer which assumes a connection between the story of Cain and Abel and the superhero Superman, written by Jerry Siegel. According to WorldCat, the book is in 2133 libraries. The book has been translated into Polish, Hebrew, Italian, German, and Korean.
Brad Meltzer's Lost History - Plot synopsis - Netflix
The book of Genesis tells the story of the slaying of Abel by his brother Cain; the world's first recorded murder. But the Bible doesn't say what weapon Cain used. That detail is lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to the chest. As a result, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest superhero: Superman. Like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found; until now. In Fort Lauderdale, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. When Cal and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the ancient markings of Cain, he learns that the two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have something in common, setting off the hunt for the world's first murder weapon.
Brad Meltzer's Lost History - References - Netflix