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 Salisbury Plain, England, near Stonehenge. Archaeologists quickly worked to excavate the ancient remains, because the area near the discovery site is threatened by an overpopulation of badgers. Read more of the strange truth from Life Science and stream After Stonehenge on passport for a limited time.

Reported July 31

New developments and preservation techniques have allowed scientists and archaeologists to construct an idea of what Ancient Greek music may have sounded like. The results are haunting. Read and hear more from Phys.org.

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This day: August 2

On August 2, 218 BCE, the Carthaginian army, led by Hannibal Barca, defeated the larger Roman army in the Battle of Cannae. Read more from HISTORY, and stream Hannibal in the Alps on Passport for a limited time.

Reported August 7

Romanian and German archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric fortress dating back as far as 3,400 years in western Romania. Researchers believe the fortress could have been built by Thracian tribes in the Neolithic period. Excavation efforts in the area began in 2009.  Read more from AP.