Amazon Warrior Women On Pbs

Secrets of the Dead "Amazon Warrior Women" [pbs documentary preview / promo] (read the first part like it is part of the documentary? or the more-promo bit at the end?) Stories of beautiful, bloodthirsty female warrior women thundering across arid battlefields have been told, re-told and speculated about for thousands of years. Greek myths are filled with tales of the Amazons and their exploits. Amazon warriors fought and died in the Trojan War. Homer and Hippocrates speculated over or wrote of these fierce fighting women. Herodotus believed they may have occupied the sweeping steppes of Southern Russia. But are they real or myth? SECRETS OF THE DEAD "Amazon Warrior Women," airing on PBS Wednesday, August 4, 2004, investigates whether any of these long-dead women actually are the mythical Amazons of Greek legend. Investigators follow a trail of artifacts to the remotest region of modern Russia to find out if forensic experts can use DNA to locate the descendants of these famous - and infamous - warrior women.