She Digs: Ayana Omilade Flewellen

She Digs: Ayana Omilade Flewellen

She Digs is a new monthly column featuring some of our favorite women in the archeology field. This month, we met with Black feminist, storyteller, artist, and archaeologist Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen.   By: Tess Brock  A Miami native with deep roots in Texas, Dr. Flewellen developed an interest in history and artifacts at a young […]

Ghost Army, da Vinci’s Heart and more Unearthed Secrets for September

 Ghost Army, da Vinci’s Heart and more Unearthed Secrets for September

A roundup of Secrets in the News for September 2020. ‘Ghost Army’ in WWII used inflatable tanks to fool the Nazis and win the war Live Science: Today (Sept. 2) marks the 75th anniversary of World War II’s end. During this historic global conflict, hundreds of bloody skirmishes were waged on land, sea and air. […]

Underwater Museum, Supernova Bones and more Unearthed Secrets for August

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A roundup of Secrets in the News for August 2020. This Ancient Greek Shipwreck Is Now an Underwater Museum Smithsonian: A 2,000-year-old Greek shipwreck will open to the public next month as an underwater museum, reports Huw Oliver for Time Out. The maritime attraction, scheduled to welcome visitors from August 3 to October 2, is […]

Four Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes Sacrificed and More News Items for May

 Four Ancient Egyptian Sphinxes Sacrificed and More News Items for May

A roundup of Secrets in the News for May 2020.  Were Vikings in South America over 400 years before Columbus? Ancient Origins: Academic historians generally do not admit the presence of European visitors to South America until after the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Therefore for them, all talk of Vikings travelling anywhere south of Nova […]

The World’s Oldest Human DNA Found and More News Items for April

 The World’s Oldest Human DNA Found and More News Items for April

A roundup of Secrets in the News for April 2020.  Medieval church discovered in Bulgaria Archaeology in Bulgaria reports: A previously unknown church from the major medieval Bulgarian city of Cherven has been discovered and excavated over the past three archaeological seasons, exposing surviving church murals from the 14th century containing a scene with “warrior […]

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

Biggest Ivory Workshop in Ancient World Discovered in Pakistan

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 […]