Secrets of the Dead: Murder at Stonehenge

When a 3,000-year old body is uncovered at a shallow Stonehenge grave, archaeologist Mike Pitts explores the story behind a death from several millennia ago.
Jeremy Freeston
Liev Schreiber
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Koala SteveReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
If your theory doesn't fit force it
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Step one: find skeleton
Step two: make theory
Step three : ask experts
Step four: throw out all experts because they don't match your theory
Step five: say look I'm right! (while having no real proof)
Step six: make half hearted recreations using information you've already disproved and add lots of screaming...

I was hoping for something interesting not "force it to work" ideas.

Wicked cool to find new things at Stonehenge but seriously let the science do the work don't force things to be what you want them to when science proved you wrong.

If you looking for an indepth and honest look at this, try somewhere else.
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Big BoomerReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2020
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What about murder?
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Couldn't the victim have been struck while standing and facing away from the killer? A one armed blow would lack the force to decapitate. But he was not decapitated. His head would have been pretty floppy but not detached. And when the spinal cord is cut the body drops like a stone. The murderer might then have dug a shallow grave to conceal the body. Although that story lacks the more dramatic bit about a cattle thief being executed (badly), it seems to be just as plausible.
Karlie LaumerReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting theories
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This episode of Secrets of the Dead discusses a skeleton found at Stonehenge. I enjoyed the science behind the theories put forth in the show, but I wasn't a fan of the recreations. I honestly can't put my finger on a specific reason for this, but I just wasn't pleased by them.

All the same, the episode was good, and it was another excellent example of this show.
TammyAndGeneReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
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Why the bad reviews??
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This is a typical documented discovery movie. People start with their own theories while waiting on scientific tests to either support or disprove their own theory. I found it to be interesting. Also found it to be educational concerning the brutality of the time. The movie even gently points out how non-Christians would be executed by church leaders. This is often a taboo subject. However, it is true history and rather a strong possibility that this is the reason for the man to be beheaded.

I enjoyed the movie.
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