5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History

5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History

Grooming habits have been a reflection of the human condition since the beginning of civilization.  At any point in recorded history (and likely well before), a beard could be a status signifier, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]