The eight-part third season of ‘Lost Treasures of Egypt’ is set to premiere on National Geographic, starting on Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
The docuseries raises the lid on ancient Egypt’s mysteries when National Geographic cameras follow leading international archaeologists across the country for an entire season of excavations.
The series produced by Windfall Films features fascinating digs and discoveries, as well as personal testimonials from archaeologists on the ground that will astound viewers.
With unprecedented access to these modern-day archaeologists on the front lines of archaeology, viewers get a front-row seat as teams face scorching heat and rugged terrain to make once-in-a-lifetime discoveries.
Viewers will get to witness cutting-edge technology used by archaeologists as they crawl beneath pyramids to uncover long-lost tombs and unearth 3000-year-old mummies for the first time.
The action is unmistakable, with cameras following Dr Mohamed Megahed as he explores the largest pyramid of any ancient Egyptian queen.
Megahed reached her burial chamber, although no one had done so since it was built over 4000 years ago.
Dr Kathleen Martinez is in the temple of Taposiris Magna in another episode of the series, where she gets the chance to explore a secret tunnel network beneath a temple for the first time.
The temple dates back to Cleopatra’s era, and she discovers a hidden doorway inside the tunnels that she believes would lead her to Egypt’s intriguing last Pharaoh’s tomb.
Archaeologists also look for clues to explain the rise of mummification, which is one of Ancient Egypt’s great mysteries.
They look into what could be one of the world’s oldest mummies and break into an intact tomb to see how mummification survived long after Egyptian civilization ended.
Meanwhile, an unexpected tomb bursting at the seams with bodies demonstrates how ordinary Egyptians attempted to reach the afterlife.