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Play in history’s sandbox in Lost Treasures of Egypt Season 3

On the job with Egyptologists in Lost Treasures of Egypt Season 3 on DStv

Fridays at 19:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181)

About the Show

28 January 2022

Join top international archaeologists like Colleen Darnell, Dr. Kathleen Martinez, Dr. Mohamed Megahed and Dr. Maria Nilsson and John Ward, for a season in the sand as they explain how their latest finds flesh out the picture of daily life in ancient Egypt, how rulers kept power, and how Egyptians, from commoners and Pharaohs, worshipped their gods.

Watch Lost Treasures of Egypt Season 3, Fridays at 19:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181)


Dr. Colleen Darnell Explores the Lost Treasures of Egypt

28 January 2022

Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell pieces together an image of women in power in Ancient Egypt

Episode Guide

Episode 1: Mystery of Tut’s Tomb

Archaeologists ask and answer questions about Tutankhamun’s small and poorly decorated tomb. Was the revolution led by Tutankhamun’s father, and the political intrigue that followed, the cause of Tutankhamun’s banishment to a tomb unfit for a Pharaoh?

Episode 2: Legend of The Pyramid Kings

Archaeologists search through the tunnels of the Great Pyramid, unearth a new tomb among the pyramids of 3 later kings, and find evidence of a Pharaoh’s temple that has been lost for more than 4,000 years.

Episode 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’ military generals. And they investigate his most impressive temples.

Episode 4: Rise of The Mummies

Archaeologists hunt for clues to explain one of Ancient Egypt’s great mysteries – the rise of mummification. See 1 of the oldest mummies ever found, learn how mummification endured beyond the end of Egyptian civilisation, and how ordinary Egyptians tried to reach the afterlife.

Episode 5: Secrets of Egypt’s Queens

Archaeologists enter an unexplored pyramid in search of the burial chamber of a queen who lived 4,500 years ago. They investigate how 1 of the few women to ever rule as a Pharaoh rose to power and uncover the role queen Nefatari played in the reign of Ramses The Great.

Episode 6: Pyramid Tomb Raiders

Archaeologists reveal how robbers looted the tombs of ancient Egypt. They investigate a sunken tomb that was raided and reused for centuries and explore a daring heist on a mastaba tomb. And at Egypt’s oldest pyramid, they reveal how builders tried to protect the dead.

Episode 7: Tutankhamun’s Unsolved Secrets

Archaeologists search Tutankhamun’s 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 they unearth clues to how he amassed enough gold to fill his tomb with treasures.

Episode 8: Cleopatra, Egypt’s Last Pharaoh

Archaeologists explore the downfall of Egypt’s enigmatic last pharaoh – Cleopatra. They unravel the true story behind Cleopatra’s famous relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. And they discover a 2,000-year-old painting in the desert dating from her reign.

Watch Lost Treasures of Egypt Season 3, Fridays at 19:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181)

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