Summer of Secrets 2019 on PBS

Summer of Secrets 2019 on PBS

Secrets of the Dead is returning this summer with a much-anticipated encore and two brand new episode premieres. Check out the lineup for the Summer of Secrets on PBS: Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb Encores Tuesday, June 18 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Join Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick […]

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre Returns to Air on March 20 on PBS

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre Returns to Air on March 20 on PBS

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre airs March 20 on PBS to Coincide with the Theatrical Release of “Hotel Mumbai” Secrets of the Dead documentary about the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks inspired the feature film THIRTEEN’s Secrets of the Dead presents a special encore presentation of Mumbai Massacre airing Wednesday, March 20 at 10 p.m. on […]

Death, Burial and Iron Coffins

Death, Burial and Iron Coffins

Death, Burial and Iron Coffins How Almond Dunbar Fisk’s invention revolutionized death’s place in American life. By Scott Warnasch Iron coffins are fascinating artifacts of a time when friction between technology and tradition created a spiritual crisis in the early days of the United States. They’re also a great example of how the unintended effects […]

Listen: The Woman in the Iron Coffin on Dig: A History Podcast

Listen: The Woman in the Iron Coffin on Dig: A History Podcast

LISTEN: Slavery and Freedom in New York City In conjunction with The Woman in the Iron Coffin, we’ve partnered with the historians at the Dig: A History podcast, who provide additional context on slavery in the Northern United States, how it came to an end, and the lives of free black people in the United States. LISTEN: Slavery […]

Secrets in the news: August 24 – September 12

Secrets in the news: August 24 – September 12

Reported August 25 An enormous walled settlement topped with a stepped pyramid was recently found in China at a site called Shimao, and was originally mistaken for part of the infamous Great Wall. The massive pyramid, totaling eleven separate platforms, was just one feature of this Bronze Age site that was built on at least […]

Secrets in the News: August 10 – 23

Secrets in the News: August 10 – 23

Reported August 10 Archaeologists in Yangquan, China, discovered an octagon-shaped tomb with walls covered in murals that dates back some 700 years, when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China. Read more from LiveScience. And stream China’s Terracotta Warriors for free until September 1, 2018. This Day in History: August 12 On August 12, 30BCE […]

Secrets in the News: July 28 – August 9

Secrets in the News: July 28 – August 9

Reported July 30 Archaeologists discovered a stone sarcophagus in Zülpich, Germany. Inside were the remains of a woman and her beauty tools. sarcophagus dates back to the third century, AD. Read more from Forbes. Reported July 31 A U.S. veteran discovered the grave of a sixth-century Saxon soldier buried with a sword, spear and knife in […]

Secrets in the News: July 13 – July 26

Secrets in the News: July 13 – July 26

1. Reported July 14 Archaeologists in Egypt discovered an ancient mummification workshop. The 2,500-year-old discovery, made in the Egyptian desert necropolis of Saqqara, included a mummification workshop and a shaft that is believed to be used as a communal burial site. Read more from Science Alert. 2. Reported July 15 Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid […]