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Lost Treasures Of Egypt Returns to Reveal Archaeological Riches

The mysteries of Tutankhamun are unlocked and archaeologists search for Egypt’s most mysterious Queen, Nefertiti, Watch it, only on National Geographic

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 9 March 2021: Egypt is home to the richest source of archaeological treasures on the planet. The second series of Lost Treasures of Egypt will follow teams across Egypt on the front line of archaeology through a full season of excavations, will premiere on National Geographic on Fridays at 19:00 from 12 March 2021.

In the first of the eight episodes, archaeologists unlock the mysteries of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Technology reveals the methods of the master craftsmen who created Tutankhamun’s treasures, and they take a peek under the bandages of a 3000-year-old child-mummy, revealing surprising evidence. Meanwhile, a team on the search for Tutankhamun’s lost quarry makes an unexpected find.

Egypt – Eissa Zidane holding one of Tutankhamen’s artefacts. (Windfall Films)

Lost Treasures of Egypt also follows the archaeologists who go on the hunt for Egypt’s most mysterious Queen, Nefertiti. They explore a labyrinth of underground tombs in search of her final resting place. An Egyptian team uncovers a pristine Nefertiti-era coffin, complete with unusual burial goods. Additionally, a team in Saqqara delve beneath the sands in search of another missing noble wife.

Delving into one of the most enduring mysteries of ancient Egypt, this series travels with the archaeologists on a mission to unravel the riddles of the Great Sphinx. The researchers make incredible discoveries of abandoned Sphinx statues and rare mummified animals, while experts search for clues to explain the role of animal gods in ancient Egypt, including the lion-bodied Sphinx of Giza.

Luxor, Egypt – Afterlife decoration in Seti I’s tomb. (Windfall Films)

“Crawling beneath pyramids, uncovering long lost tombs and unearthing 3000-year-old mummies, this season of Lost Treasures of Egypt showcases some of the world’s top archaeologists’ journey to unlock the secrets of this ancient civilization, which has fascinated people around the world for centuries,” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

How to tune in:

DSTV: Channel 181
StarSat: 220 on DTH, 220 on DTT (249 on DTT in Uganda)

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