Tonight’s episode of Museum Secrets will take viewers into the brutal world of the Aztec nation during a tour of Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, the Museum welcomes over 2 million visitors each year who want to learn about Mexico from its earliest civilizations to the Spanish conquest. In this episode, viewers will be introduced to a chemical engineer and some Mexican athletes who will help them discover whether or not the rubber ball used on the ancient Mayan playing field contained a human skull. Next, go diving into a watery cave to discover the Mayan path to the afterlife, and then investigate the truth behind the power of the crystal skulls to reveal secrets of the dead.
Navigate an ancient canoe through Aztec canals to discover why modern Mexico City is sinking, then discover how a valiant gladiator defeated a score of Aztec warriors armed with the world’s sharpest swords. Tonight, viewers will also discover how a dress worn by the most notorious woman in Mexican history led to a massacre that changed history.
Want to learn more? Watch Museum Secrets tonight on History TV Canada at 10 p.m.