The magnificent 10

Episode 4: The most mysterious news in history

Sometimes the news of our fellow human beings are really mysterious. It is no different with news that have already survived for centuries. What do the ancient Nazca with their huge drawings in the Peruvian desert want to tell us? And what kind of unwanted messages do fingerprints convey? Often, however, the mysterious character of messages is intentional. Julius Caesar, for example, used a cipher to encode his messages. Our ranking reveals some of these enigmatic messages.


WRITER: David Pfannenschmidt     EDITOR: Jennifer Naß RIGHTS CLEARANCE: Kevyn Goncalves     NARRATOR: Hannes Jaenicke     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Tina Weimer (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF)