Museum Secrets is a television series that travels to the world's greatest museums, revealing the surprising stories of 6 irreplaceable treasures in each location.
Established within a 19th Century palace, the museum features thousands of artifacts from excavations carried out throughout Tunisia, that date from the nation’s Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. In this episode we expose Hollywood myths about Roman Gladiators, then find out if historical reports of child sacrifice are myths as well. We fire Roman catapults to test their killing power, then meet a camel whisperer to discover how he convinces camels to take him where he wants to go. We climb a mountain to survey Roman era waterworks, then meet a Star Wars super-fan as he discovers the connection between his favourite sci-fi franchise and the culture of a desert land.
What was once a royal palace is now a museum of French culture and history attracting 3 million visitors every year. In this episode we take a Musketeer training course to discover the real man behind the fictional D’Artagnan. We find out why Champagne bubbles (and if it’s good for you), then discover that Marie Antoinette was not the frivolous dim-wit that some would have us believe. We examine a strange weapon created by an inventive assassin, then investigate the suspicious death of a king’s mistress. And finally, we visit an historic French observatory to recreate a discovery that connects humanity to the stars.