Land of pharaohs, pyramids, and plagues. Join us as we celebrate the discoveries — and enduring mysteries — of an ancient civilization.
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Cleopatra may be the most famous ancient monarch, but she is only one in a long line of Egyptian queens, spanning 3,000 years of history.
Over the past few decades, significant discoveries have been made on the very site where the pyramids were built. Authentic archaeological experiments have been filmed in real-time, revealing ancient techniques and methods, unlocking certain secrets of these ancient great builders.
Nearly a century after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, archaeologists uncover the lost city of Luxor revealing new details about life in the Golden Era of ancient Egypt.
The story of how a mysterious gem in one of Tutankhamun’s necklaces led to the discovery of a dramatic new cosmic threat. The gem was recently identified as a type of glass found in the middle of the Egyptian Sahara. But why is this beautiful glass scattered about in the desert?
The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its scale is breath-taking and it is built to the mind-boggling degree of precision. How did ancient engineers achieve this feat, and what was the purpose of this monumental and mysterious structure?
When the lost tomb of King Tut is opened in 1922, it's not only the famous Curse that is unleashed. Fashion, movies and architecture all come under the pharaoh's spell as the world goes mad for Tut-mania. Discover how a 3,000-year-old teenager becomes a celebrity pharaoh and changes the modern world
It was one of the most elaborate scams in the history of art crime. An ex-soldier’s ingenious plan to smuggle Egyptian antiquities fools customs officers for years, until authorities discover his stash of precious artifacts—including the famous sculpture of Amenhotep's head.
In this episode of “Planet of Treasures” presenter, Christopher Clark travels the African continent, known as the cradle of humankind, and bearing witness to this long and diverse past. His journey leads him to Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Why is ancient Egypt so compelling to us today? Because it’s utterly unique on this planet. A totalitarian regime with a veritable God-King at the helm. A protected realm full of riches beyond reckoning and agricultural resources that allowed an unassailable divine kingship to develop.