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Lost treasures of Egypt, one mile from Valley of the Kings





This was an eight-part documentary series following a team of international archaeologists during the excavation season in Egypt. Airing on National Geographic from Sunday 7 November at 7PM 2021.


Witness the secrets of ancient Egypt being unlocked before your very eyes in the third instalment of National Geographic’s immersive documentary series, Lost Treasures of Egypt, as ground-breaking new discoveries lift the lid on this intriguing ancient civilization across eight brand new episodes airing from 07 November at 7:00pm.

Join National Geographic’s cameras as they follow top international archaeologists during a full season of excavations across Egypt. With unprecedented access to these intrepid modern-day explorers who are on the frontline of archaeology, viewers can follow the action as the teams battle searing heat and inhospitable terrain to make the discoveries of a lifetime.

Using cutting-edge technology to bring the exciting digs and discoveries up close like never before, combined with personal testimonies from the archaeologists on the ground, viewers are thrust to the heart of the action, as they crawl beneath pyramids to uncover long-lost tombs and unearth 3,000-year-old mummies for the very first time.

The unmissable action includes cameras tracking Dr. Mohamed Megahed as he enters the largest pyramid of any queen of ancient Egypt. Amazingly Megahed was able to reach her burial chamber – something no-one has done since it was first built over 4,000 years ago.

Elsewhere in the series Dr Kathleen Martinez is in the temple of Taposiris Magna, where she can explore a secret tunnel network beneath the temple for the first time. The temple dates back to Cleopatra’s era and inside the tunnels she finds a hidden doorway which she believes could lead her to the lost tomb of Egypt’s beguiling last pharaoh.

Archaeologists also hunt for clues to explain one of Ancient Egypt’s great mysteries – the rise of mummification. They investigate what could be one of the oldest mummies ever found, and break into an intact tomb to learn how mummification endured beyond the end of Egyptian civilization. Meanwhile, an unexpected tomb packed with bodies reveals how ordinary Egyptians tried to reach the afterlife.

Lost Treasures of Egypt Series Three Premiered 07 November 2021 at 7:00pm on National Geographic.

The "Lost Treasures of Egypt" series was produced for National Geographic by Windfall Films. For Windfall Films (Part of the Argonon Group). Tom Cook was the Series Producer and Dan Kendall and John Fothergill, the Executive Producers.

About National Geographic Partners:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure, and exploration content across an unrivalled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo People) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing, and e-commerce businesses.


Furthering knowledge and understanding of the world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now it is committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for consumers… all while reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month. NGP returns 27 percent of its proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education.


For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com. 







Episode Synopses:

Ep.1 - Mystery of Tut’s Tomb

Archaeologists investigate the mystery of Tutankhamun’s small and poorly decorated tomb. Tutankhamun’s reign was shaped by the life of his father, a pharaoh who led the greatest revolution in Egyptian religious history. Was this revolution, and the political intrigue that followed, the cause of Tutankhamun’s banishment to a tomb unfit for a Pharaoh?

Ep.2 - Legend of the Pyramid Kings

Archaeologists hunt for clues to the mysterious kings of Egypt’s Pyramid Age. They search the tunnels of the Great Pyramid; unearth a new tomb among the pyramids of three later kings; find evidence of a Pharaoh’s temple, lost for more than four thousand years; and shed new light on the legacy of the most powerful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt.

Ep.3 - Ramses’ Rise to Power

Archaeologists investigate Egypt’s most powerful king, Ramses the Great. In front of the world’s oldest pyramid at Saqqara they unearth a labyrinth of tombs and treasures belonging to one of Ramses’ Generals. In a necropolis where Ramses’ Nobles are buried, they enter a new tomb. And they investigate his most impressive temples to find out how Ramses became the most celebrated pharaoh of all time.




Kathleen Martinez, Egyptian archaeologist looking for Cleopatra's tomb




Ep.4 - Rise of the Mummies

Archaeologists hunt for clues to explain one of Ancient Egypt’s great mysteries – the rise of mummification. They investigate what could be one of the oldest mummies ever found, and break into an intact tomb to learn how mummification endured beyond the end of Egyptian civilization. Meanwhile, an unexpected tomb packed with bodies reveals how ordinary Egyptians tried to reach the afterlife.

Ep.5 - Secrets of Egypt’s Queens

Archaeologists hunt for clues to how the queens of ancient Egypt ruled in a society dominated by men. They enter an unexplored pyramid in search of the burial chamber of a mysterious queen who lived 4500 years ago. They investigate how one of the few women to ever rule as a Pharaoh rose to power and uncover the surprising role queen Nefertari played in the reign of Ramses the Great.

Ep.6 - Pyramid Tomb Raiders

Archaeologists reveal how robbers looted the pyramids and tombs of ancient Egypt, and the clues they left behind. In a necropolis for the elite, they investigate a lavish sunken tomb, raided and reused for centuries. They explore one of the ancient world’s most audacious robberies, a daring heist on a giant and heavily protected mastaba tomb. And at Egypt’s oldest pyramid, they reveal how builders constructed elaborate defences to protect the treasures within.

Ep.7 - Tutankhamun’s Unsolved Secrets

Archaeologists are on the trail of Tutankhamun. To piece together his story, they search his tomb for secrets missed by the first explorers. Near the site of his quarry, they find evidence of a temple he restored to worship the crocodile god, Sobek. And beneath a mysterious fortress in the Eastern Desert, they unearth clues to how he amassed enough gold to fill his tomb with unimaginable treasures.

Ep.8 - Cleopatra, Egypt’s Last Pharaoh

Archaeologists hunt for clues to the dramatic downfall of Egypt’s enigmatic last pharaoh – Cleopatra. They unravel the true story behind Cleopatra’s famous relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. They discover a 2000-year-old painting in the heart of the desert dating from her reign. And they hunt for her lost tomb in a secret tunnel beneath an ancient temple near Alexandria.


















'Cleopatra - The Mummy' (Cleopatra's Mummy) is the part of the John Storm franchise (for which a draft is available to studios and actor's agents). The John Storm eco franchise is a series of ocean awareness adventures, featuring the incredible solar powered trimaran: Elizabeth Swann. 'Cleopatra's Mummy,' could be the pilot, with Kulo-Luna (script available) or Treasure Island as the sequel. The order of production could be to suit identified gaps in entertainment, in any particular year. Equally, the trilogy, could be adapted for network television, as with the CBS 'Blood and Treasure' TV series.








Queen Cleopatra's royal barge, last of the Pharoahs      Egyptian royal barge, sails and oars for propulsion      Pharoah Khufu's royal barge, solar boat for the afterlife      Ancient Egyptian royal funeral barge, or solar boat



Queen Cleopatra's royal barge, last of the Pharaoh queens, who prepared for the afterlife with a solar boat








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