For centuries, the myth of amazon warrior women has endured, even in the absence of any proof of
For centuries, the myth of amazon warrior women has endured, even in the absence of any proof of their existence. But now "Secrets of the Dead" uncovers telling evidence: the 2,500-year-old remains of a nomad woman in Russia, buried in a battle position, with swords and arrowheads among the bones. This is the discovery of an American scientist, Jeannine Davis-Kimball, who follows a trail of artifacts to a remote village in Western Mongolia, then finds a living descendent: a 9-year-old girl with an exact genetic match to the ancient remains on "Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women" (8 p.m., PBS).
"Inside North Korea" (8 p.m., History Channel) starts with the creation of North Korea after World War II, then focuses on North Korea's only rulers, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il. The 90-minute broadcast includes stories from those who escaped the rulers' reigns, including a former bodyguard.
The monthlong "Summer Under the Stars" film fest focus is on the comedic genius Charlie Chaplin. The list of classic movies airing round-the-clock includes "The Gold Rush" (9 p.m., TCM), "City Lights" (11:30 p.m.) and "Modern Times" (1 a.m.).
North Korean president Kim Jong Il was named "Dr. Evil" by Newsweek magazine. This one-hour presentation called "The Real Dr. Evil" (9:30 p.m., History Channel) offers a profile of the powerful leader who was once considered the black sheep of the family until his father selected him as his successor.