The Weekend Review: BEHIND THE LOST EMPIRES
Smithsonian Channel Reveals Cutting-Edge Technology Reveals New Insights Into Pompeii, Roman Gladiators, China And Burma
|Dr Jeffrey Riegal, UC Berkeley (photo courtesy of Smithsonian Channel)|
With this exclusive access to a rare opening of a Han dynasty tomb in Xuzhou in northeast China, this episode reveals the secrets of the dynasty that made the nation. Among the extraordinary finds is a jade mummy made up of over 4,000 pieces of the precious stone. By the way we got queazy when Dr Jeffrey Riegal mentioned "they used Jade to plug the orifices in the deceased." Check it out on the Smithsonian Channel.
Next up CHINAS EMPEROR OF EVIL Premieres Monday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.