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 […]

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

Illustration by Raúl Orencio Gómez

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

Eagle bone from Cova Foradada showing cut marks. (Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo) via @SmithsonianMag

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 […]