Stonehenge, ships, the man who saved science and Sidereus Nuncius. This month, explore the mysteries of Europe with these four Secrets of the Dead classics.
Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century; an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos.
Leonardo da Vinci is as well known for his inventions as he is for his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat?
Explore the charred remains of a 3,000-year old English settlement that’s shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in the marshy land surrounding a quarry, experts discovered the remains of a pristine Bronze Age village–homes, longboats, jewelry and more.
In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these ships had not capsized but had gone to the bottom of the sea intact and upright. What happened to these ancient ships? What were they carrying and why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place? The team is returning to Ventotene to investigate the wrecks, with the blessing of the Italian government.