Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Social History, Mythology  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally presented on PBS, Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women looks at the myth of Amazonian warrior women and discusses what truth there might be in the legend. Though the Amazons were long thought to be wholly a subject of myth, recent archeological discoveries of 2,500-year-old remains of female bodies buried with weapons and showing signs of having spent a lot of time on horseback were discovered in Russia, fueling speculation that these could be the fabled warrior women. Narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, this documentary details the work of archeologist Jeannine Davis-Kimball, who has investigated the topic for over ten years, and follows the path of evidence to remote areas of Russia and Mongolia to determine whether the Amazonian women really existed.

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Amazon, archaeology, mythological-legends, nomad, warrior, women