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Secrets of the Dead

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Aztec Massacre" Throughout recent times, historians have believed that the Spanish Conquistadors, who arrived in Aztec territory in the 15th century, were welcomed as returning light-skinned gods by the Aztecs, who put up little resistance to their conquest. Now, a new discovery outside Mexico City is turning history on its head: more than 550 bodies, many of which show signs of having been mutilated and even eaten. More important, more than 40 of the bodies appear to be European, indicating that the Aztecs not only resisted the invaders, they sacrificed them to their gods, pulling their still-beating hearts from chests and stringing their heads (along with the heads of their horses) on wooden skull racks for public display. D
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