"NOVA: Secrets of the Sky Tombs" Reveals Ancient Rituals and Beliefs Discovered in the World’s Highest Tombs

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02 January 2017
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NOVA: Secrets of the Sky Tombs
Courtesy of Liesl Clark
“NOVA: Secrets of the Sky Tombs”
Wednesday, January 4 from 9 to 10 PM ET on PBS
(Check your local listings)
 
          The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted to survive the high altitude.
 
          They discover rock-cut tombs filled with human bones and enigmatic artifacts, including gold masks and Chinese silk dating back thousands of years, and piece together evidence of strange rituals and beliefs designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead.
 

          Join this international team of scientists as they climb to the world’s highest tombs to unearth secrets of the people who settled these extreme environments.
 
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