ancient egypt

Guardians of Ancient Egypt

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

Year: 2016

Episode: 1


Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, in the desert south of Cairo, is a keystone in the history of civilisation. But it is falling apart, ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years of time. For five years, a team of British and Egyptian experts have been urgently at work to rescue this prototype for all the Egyptian pyramids. Their efforts are focused on the sacred heart of the structure, the burial chamber of Pharaoh Djoser. The ceiling of the chamber is in imminent danger of collapse but progress is cautious and was completely brought to a halt by the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Can the experts win the race to save the precious pyramid and preserve its secrets and treasures?

Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1


Egypt’s Hidden Treasures

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a treasure house filled with passionate staff, awe struck visitors and many of the ancient world`s most precious artefacts. On the eve of its hundredth anniversary, we join museum conservators as they prepare for a special exhibit to coincide with this major milestone. There are many artefacts stored in the museum that hasn`t been displayed since they were first located, in some cases up to a century ago. What secrets do these hold and what are the stories behind these hidden treasures?

Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 1

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Egypt Eternal: the Question for the Lost Tombs

French Archaeologist Dr. Alain Zivrie takes us under the sand to unearth mysteries of the great tombs at Bahariya and Saqqara and paint a new picture of a 3000-year-old society.

Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2004

Episode: 1

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