The countdown is on for the official launch of Museum Secrets Season 2 on History Television Canada! The new episodes start broadcasting Thursdays at 10 PM, on January 12, 2012.
Take a sneak peek at what’s to come
Stay tuned here for our teaser blog entries and vlogs (video blogs) about the fascinating stories from each episode leading up to the season premiere.
Inside the State Hermitage Museum
Thurs. Jan. 12, 2012
Ancient mummies sport tattoos, Peter the Great pickles dead babies, technology improves Catherine the Great’s sex life, reexamined evidence reveals who really killed Rasputin, curators hide treasures from Hitler, and Stalin’s least favourite painting sells for a million dollars.
Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Thurs. Jan. 19, 2012
African wildlife becomes nature’s nobility, horseshoe crab blood saves human lives, a dinosaur embryo solves a murder mystery, knots in string speak for a dead civilization, spacecraft catches a comet’s tail, and a cryogenic ark preserves the blueprint of life on Earth.
Inside the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Thurs. Jan. 26, 2012
Greek ships ram invaders, a dodgy archeologist discovers a golden mask, Alexander the Great sports armour made of cloth, Plato gets high, daredevils descend into a labyrinth, and an ancient gadget predicts the future.
Inside the Imperial War Museum
Thurs. Feb. 2, 2012
Churchill risks his life in the Blitz, a housewife-spy survives Nazi torture, a physicist silences the Kaiser’s artillery, a volunteer cold warrior faces radioactive fallout, top guns defeat Saddam Hussein, and 21st Century soldiers become invisible.
Inside the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Thurs. Feb. 9, 2012
Ancient athletes kick a severed head, human sacrifices float to the afterlife, crystal skulls channel the dead, hubris sinks a city, and a peasant dress brings down an empire.
Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums, Berlin
Thurs. March 1, 2012
Vikings break unbreakable swords, ancient architecture fuels Hitler’s power, a golden hat foretells the future, Queen Nefertiti becomes a superstar, curators solve the world’s hardest jigsaw puzzle, and archeologists excavate modern art from underground.
Inside Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Thurs. March 9. 2012
Inbreeding kills a royal family, silver transmutes into gold, a knight’s armour explodes, falconry inspires a scientific revolution, a dance craze changes history, and a priceless treasure disappears.
Inside Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul
Thurs. March 16, 2012
Muslim invaders besiege a Christian fortress, assassins plot to poison a Sultan, a Harem slave rises to rule an empire, Columbus’ lost map is found, an ancient robot comes to life, and bitter enemies sign the world’s first peace treaty.