Egypt is home to many of the most famous archaeological treasures on Earth. But the country’s history does more than just inspire awe, it has given rise to an entire industry. International archaeologists descend on Egypt every year in their thousands to search for new discoveries; which provides employment for tens of thousands of Egyptians who are enlisted to uncover, preserve and protect the land’s ancient artifacts and monuments. Millions of visitors journey from all over the world to look in wonder at the country’s iconic pyramids, tombs and temples.
However, Over the last three years, a national revolution has plunged Egypt into chaos. Tourists have vanished, looters have plundered irreplaceable treasures and the country is fast running out of cash. Now, Egypt needs a new brand of heroes. Their task is to build the greatest museum on Earth, save the nation’s ancient heritage, bring visitors flooding back and breathe new life into the land of the pharaohs. This is the story of that battle – and the extraordinary band of men and women who are fighting it.
Episode Length: 00:45:00