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Mankind – The Story of All of Us

Mankind – The Story of All of Us

Sabine has also appeared on three episodes of the History Channel’s mega-series, Mankind: The Story of All of Us, which was translated into 35 different languages and aired in 150 countries.

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Decoding the Incas

Decoding the Incas

National Geographic recently made a documentary about Sabine’s research, titled “Decoding the Incas”.  Translated to over 25 languages, this documentary aired as part of Nat Geo’s Ancient X Files series. 

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Inka khipu cords

Inka khipu cords

One of the great mysteries of ancient South America is the Inka “writing” system using knotted, colored cords for graphic communication.  Despite important insights from researchers, our understanding of how these cords recorded information is still in its infancy.  This hybrid khipu/alphabetic text from the Central Andes may provide clues as to how khipus were “read”.  Because much of its written text is obscured by bat urine and dirt, multispectral imaging was used to reveal the hidden words.

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