It was a mystery that baffled historians for decades: what really became of the missing members of the royal Romanov family, long thought to have been murdered during the Russian revolution? In 2007, bone fragments were found in a shallow grave 70 meters away from the original 1979 discovery site. This intriguing documentary picked up the story as experts, including forensic anthropologist and 9/11 investigator Anthony Falsetti and Chief Scientist of the US Armed Forces DNA Laboratory Dr Michael Coble, tested and analyzed the bones in the hope that they could solve the Romanov riddle once and for all. Rumors long persisted that at least Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter, had survived after the chaotic shootings, and several people claimed to be the lost Grand Duchess. Now, as proved in this documentary, with the use of modern technology and the 2007 discoveries, the truth behind this bloody chapter has finally been worked out.
This video was produced by National Geographic and was released in 2008. It is shared here on this channel in the framework of the publication of the book “The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal”. Dr Michael Coble is among the Research Team that helped in the authoring of this book.
“The Romanov Royal Martyrs” is an impressive 512-page book, featuring nearly 200 black & white photographs, and a 56-page photo insert of more than 80 high-quality images, colourized by the acclaimed Russian artist Olga Shirnina (Klimbim), and appearing here in print for the first time.