15 Shocking Ancient Secrets | Smithsonian Channel

  • Published on: 23 April 2021
  • From a 2,400-year-old corpse in remarkable condition to how shrunken heads are made, these 15 ancient secrets will have you completely riveted.

    0:00 Intro to '15 Shocking Ancient Secrets'
    0:25 The Vesuvius eruption may have been a gradual process
    3:29 It took a storm to lift the cover on this ancient Roman city
    7:14 The people of Pompeii often resorted to vigilante justice
    10:49 How the wealthy of Pompeii protected their valuables
    13:40 Was this pre-viking gathering a prelude to a massacre?
    17:01 The valuable commodity behind King Solomon's wealth
    20:31 This valuable viking grave is missing something important
    24:33 Is this where humanity decided to settle down?
    27:53 This mysterious stone structure is older than Stonehenge
    32:07 This 2,400 year old corpse is in remarkable condition
    34:57 Here's exactly how shrunken heads are made
    38:50 DNA analysis reveals troubling news about shrunken heads
    41:20 This mass grave discovery could alter Roman history
    44:25 Gladiator teeth reveal signs of infant malnourishment
    47:27 Evidence suggests Stonehenge was an elite cemetary

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  • Timothy Przybylinski

    Could the Smithsonian allow access to some of the giant skeletal evidence stored in your basement closets You must have them stacked like cord wood by now AFTER OVER A CENTURY ISNT IT TIME TO COME CLEAN ABOUT THE FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH THAT HAS BEEN DONE?

  • Rhonda Clark
    Rhonda Clark   2 days ago

    The red hair Indians from Peru and Afghanistan

  • Frank Dorman
    Frank Dorman   3 days ago

    You people have a credibility problem due to hiding our true history. We want cold hard truth and fac

  • Trauma Induced
    Trauma Induced   6 days ago

    The Smithsonian, destroyer of history. Now is his story.

  • Whane The Whip
    Whane The Whip   1 weeks ago

    "A dog died in Pompei."Wow, this is truly a "shocking secret".

  • sealyoness
    sealyoness   1 weeks ago

    This is what I thought the History Channel was supposed to be; informative and interesting. Instead... well... This is definitely interesting. When the narrator talked about the destroyed Viking fort, it instantly reminded me of a Bible story where God told the Israelites they were to utterly destroy the enemy, leave no one alive, and take none of the goods. And of course, almost everyone obeyed. Almost everyone, but.... well, I won't spoil it for anyone.

  • Richard Temby
    Richard Temby   1 weeks ago

    It would be great if some of this information could be supported by scientific evidence, as so much of it is so detailed that one can easily consider that archeologists have really active imaginations. Just sayin!!!

  • pr0xZen
    pr0xZen   1 weeks ago

    So what we have here with the ringborg, is the cellar-tomb of Winterfell after the the rest faded away. Because the whitewalkers won.

  • Dustin Hellstern
    Dustin Hellstern   1 weeks ago

    Terrible video with an even worse title. Don’t waste your time.

  • axyax
    axyax   1 weeks ago

    He's blowing oxygen/ mabe carbon monoxide

  • Geoffrey Campbell
    Geoffrey Campbell   2 weeks ago

    At 47.00 it says that the gladiators were fed massive protein diets, which has been proven false, they were given a diet with the main food being barley, as recent archeology proves.

  • david clark
    david clark   2 weeks ago

    This should be taught to high school students!! It’s SO INTERESTING & ALSO TRUE!

  • Theory Of Personality

    Scripture tells of many wars where God told the people take nothing. They would attack, defeat, and then leave everything behind. Even the animals.

    TRACY GLANVILLE   2 weeks ago

    my question is why do the obviously black shrunken heads have fake hair and who's hair was this another victim

    TRACY GLANVILLE   2 weeks ago


  • Arcadia Occult Curio Shop

    Of course the Smithsonian get it wrong yet again! The oldest religion in the world is the indigenous religion of Western Europe Witchcraft dating back as far as 32000 Years and that is settled science.Suggested reading for the study of the religion of Witchcraft. (Very short list.)"An ABC of Witchcraft past and present"By Doreen Valiente"Witchcraft a tradition renewed" by Evan Jones and Doreen Valiente"Witchcraft for tomorrow"My Doreen Valiente"Natural magic"By Doreen Valiente"Where Witchcraft lives"By Doreen Valiente"The Rebirth of Witchcraft"By Doreen Valiente"The God of The Witches" by Dr. Margaret Alice Murray"Ancient ways" by Pauline and Dan CampanelliWitchcraft today by Gerald B GardnerThe meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald B. Gardner"Aradia Gospel of The Witches" by Charles Godfrey Leland"Culpeper's Complete Herbal" by Nicholas Culpeper"The Master Book of Herbalism"by Paul BeyerlShort book list for advanced Witchcraft Archaeology."The Tarim Mummies" by J. P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair"Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture"by J. P. Mallory"The Witch-Cult in Western Europe a study in Anthropology" by Dr. Margaret Alice Murray"In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology, and Myth"by J. P. Mallory"The Divine King of England a study in Anthropology" by Dr. Margaret Alice Murray"The mummies of Ürümchi"by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

  • Clare xx
    Clare xx   3 weeks ago

    Floods from the times of Noah. When he built the Ark

  • Jorge Vargas
    Jorge Vargas   3 weeks ago

    I want a shrunken head... Any donaters😏

  • Notorious DiP
    Notorious DiP   3 weeks ago

    The Biggest Historical Institution to hide and bury the truth of our world..... SMITHSONIAN

  • Franca Spini
    Franca Spini   3 weeks ago

    Today the same crime is in force as in ancient Pompeii, except that the citizen has been disarmed and is the prerogative of the powerful and organized criminal groups. You are amazed at the dog tied to protect the owner's wealth and what about the passengers of the third class of the Titanic who died because the Gates where not unlocked?

  • Lisa R. Veneziano
    Lisa R. Veneziano   3 weeks ago

    Copper is still so valuable, people steal it constantly, for it's recycle value.

  • Lisa R. Veneziano
    Lisa R. Veneziano   3 weeks ago

    Fido is an old Roman name meaning "faithful companion" derived from the word " fidelis". Still used in the Marine motto "Semper Fidelis"That's why the bulldog , is their mascot.

  • Lisa R. Veneziano
    Lisa R. Veneziano   3 weeks ago

    The shrunken head Headshrinker: "Oops , you mean that was a woman!?"Neighbour: "Yes, that was my wife"Headshrinker: MY BAD

  • Janbell Jara
    Janbell Jara   4 weeks ago

    Smithsonian kept so many discovered artifacts... This is a control freak institution, just my opinion

  • Alexandru Patru
    Alexandru Patru   4 weeks ago

    There is no evidence of David, Solomon, Jesus or any made up stories, why include such speculations just to shock? It lowers credibility of this channel. Only nut-jobs looking for giant skellies, nephilims or ancient aliens would bite into that laughable theory.

  • Jon-79
    Jon-79   1 months ago

    Another shocking Smithsonian half truth half lie documentary. Where are the giants' bones you confiscated? You make reference to the crushed bones at the end of the documentary, being buried around stone henge. In England we have a good nursery rhyme so we never forget: Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of and English man, be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread. Lets look closely at how those bones were really ground up.

  • Jose Torres
    Jose Torres   1 months ago

    Saying that goebekli tepe is a place where humans started agriculture is like saying we stopped using technology today to go back to agriculture. There is no way people who built this place did so just because of agriculture. Its top layer age is 10,000 to 12,000 years old and there are several layers to goebekli tepe that are older, yet its where agriculture starts. Nope I don't buy it. The other layers are being refused to be studied by the local governments sighting dangerous fighting going on yet Joe blows go and visit this place whenever with no issues. This is the link to the survivors of the flood that took place on earth in that time frame spoken of by every culture around the world. And preached by every single Christian teaching as well as catholic muslim, even in Asian culture he is spoken of. Noah. His family. They survived and gave the story of what took place at that time. Carved on the stones of goebekli tepe.

  • Adrienne Brailsford
    Adrienne Brailsford   1 months ago

    I’m here for the hair care deets on the shrunken head warriors… there manes were swanging and the bangs… the bayang… they need to call the warrior the purple Prince him self