A Mayan Warrior Queen’s “White Road” and More News Items for March

A Mayan Warrior Queen’s “White Road” and More News Items for March

A roundup of Secrets in the News for March 2020.  Read more below for a Mayan warrior queen discovery, a secret passage in London, and the biggest ivory workshop in the ancient world found.  Mayan Warrior Queen May Have Built the Longest ‘White Road’ in the Yucatán Live Science: A ruthless Mayan warrior queen may […]

Secrets in the News: February 2020

Secrets in the News: February 2020

A roundup of Secrets in the News for February 2020. Read more below for talking Egyptian mummies, an art sanctuary uncovered in a Spanish cave, and bones recently recovered from underwater. Voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy reproduced by 3-D printing a vocal tract CNN reports: Scientists have revealed what the voice of a mummified […]

Interview with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen

Interview with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz is now streaming on, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. When author, educator and Holocaust survivor Max Eisen talks about his experience in Nazi-occupied Europe, he starts by remembering life before World War II. In a brief interview with Secrets […]

The Auschwitz Protocol: Background

The Auschwitz Protocol: Background

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz premieres Tuesday, January 21 at 9|8c on PBS, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp approaches, Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz investigates how […]

Secrets in the News: December 2019

Secrets in the News: December 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for December 2019. Read more below for ancient Armenian warriors, snake legs, a permafrost puppy and more! 2000-year-old Germanic warrior burials unearthed in Poland Ancient Origins reports: In an effort to protect the archaeological dig site located near Kostrzyn (just to the east of Poland’s modern-day border with Germany) […]

Secrets in the News: November 2019

Secrets in the News: November 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for November 2019. Read more below for neanderthal necklaces, mammoth prints and ancient Peruvian geoglyphs. Jamestown mystery: Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave Daily Press reports: It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. This was done […]

5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History

5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History

At any point in recorded history (and likely well before), a beard could be a status symbol, an expression of rebellion, a religious right, a fashion statement, or proof of military conquest. In observance of No-Shave November, Secrets of the Dead compiled a list of five iconic beards of ancient history. Hatshepsut’s Pharaoh Falsie:  When Pharaoh Thutmose II died […]

Secrets in the News: October 2019

Secrets in the News: October 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for October 2019. Read more below for Viking swords, ancient Swiss monuments, lasers, and more. Hundreds Of Viking Sword Fragments Discovered In Estonia Forbes reports: In two locations near Estonia’s northern coast, archaeologists uncovered fragments of about 100 swords that date back to the Viking Age. The two sites–located just […]

Secrets in the News: September + October 2019

Secrets in the News: September + October 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for late September 2019. Read more below for a Canadian Shipwreck, a haunting fresco from Pompeii, an ancient sea monster, and more. Underwater archaeologists release photos and video of the HMS Terror shipwreck Canada Parks reports: The Canadian government and Inuit are working in partnership to explore the wrecks […]

Secrets in the News: September

Secrets in the News: September

A roundup of Secrets in the News for September. Read more below for a 2,000-year-old “iPhone,” Neanderthal footprints, Ancient language translators, and more. ‘Mayan Girls’ Step Forward As Next Generation Of Translators Of An Ancient Language WLRN Miami reports: A group of high schoolers called the Mayan Girls help translate Q’anjob’al, an indigenous language with […]