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In the shadow of Saqqara's famous Step Pyramid, Egyptian archaeologists make a once-in-a-lifetime discovery: a 2,500-year-old mega-tomb, filled with over 100 coffins from nearly every era of Egyptian history. Who is buried here and why were they buried together? Filmed with unprecedented access, we descend thousands of years into the past to piece together the evolution of the Egyptian attitude to death and burial—from tomb building, to mummification, to funerary equipment, and funerary texts—and refine our knowledge of this ancient civilization.

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Description

In the shadow of Saqqara's famous Step Pyramid, Egyptian archaeologists make a once-in-a-lifetime discovery: a 2,500-year-old mega-tomb, filled with over 100 coffins from nearly every era of Egyptian history. Who is buried here and why were they buried together? Filmed with unprecedented access, we descend thousands of years into the past to piece together the evolution of the Egyptian attitude to death and burial—from tomb building, to mummification, to funerary equipment, and funerary texts—and refine our knowledge of this ancient civilization.

    • EPISODE 1

    Secrets of the Mega-Tomb

    It began with the discovery of a giant coffin while excavating a burial chamber near Egypt's famous Step Pyramid. But further digging opened an underground labyrinth, a mega-tomb with over 100 coffins filling every inch of space. Burying all these people must have required a massive operation... so who was behind it? Filmed with unprecedented access, we join archeologists as they make each groundbreaking find, and follow them on their mission to solve a 2,500-year-old mystery that could change what we know about Egyptian history.

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    • 44 Minutes

    It began with the discovery of a giant coffin while excavating a burial chamber near Egypt's famous Step Pyramid. But further digging opened an underground labyrinth, a mega-tomb with over 100 coffins filling every inch of space. Burying all these people must have required a massive operation... so who was behind it? Filmed with unprecedented access, we join archeologists as they make each groundbreaking find, and follow them on their mission to solve a 2,500-year-old mystery that could change what we know about Egyptian history.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Mystery of the Painted Mummy

    A recent excavation at a vast and ancient burial ground south of Cairo has discovered two huge burial shafts. The first contains the bodies of over 100 people from the 6th and 7th centuries BC, revealing how death became a booming industry to the region. The other contains a remarkably well-preserved, painted coffin of a wealthy young woman with a tragic tale, along with a mysterious bronze treasure made thousands of miles away. Follow our team as they reveal new insights these discoveries have provided about life—and trade—in ancient Egypt.

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    • 44 Minutes

    A recent excavation at a vast and ancient burial ground south of Cairo has discovered two huge burial shafts. The first contains the bodies of over 100 people from the 6th and 7th centuries BC, revealing how death became a booming industry to the region. The other contains a remarkably well-preserved, painted coffin of a wealthy young woman with a tragic tale, along with a mysterious bronze treasure made thousands of miles away. Follow our team as they reveal new insights these discoveries have provided about life—and trade—in ancient Egypt.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Tomb of the Pyramid Judge

    After discovering two incredible, underground mega-tombs at the ancient cemetery of Saqqara, a team of Egyptian archaeologists explore a nearby burial chamber that is cut directly into a cliff face. Inscriptions claim it belongs to Pinomis, an Old Kingdom judge, and his family. The tomb of such a high-ranking official should be highly decorated... but this one is only half-finished. Why? Join the team as they gather relics, analyze artifacts and uncover a great tragedy that struck the family and stood in the way of Pinomis' legacy.

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    • 44 Minutes

    After discovering two incredible, underground mega-tombs at the ancient cemetery of Saqqara, a team of Egyptian archaeologists explore a nearby burial chamber that is cut directly into a cliff face. Inscriptions claim it belongs to Pinomis, an Old Kingdom judge, and his family. The tomb of such a high-ranking official should be highly decorated... but this one is only half-finished. Why? Join the team as they gather relics, analyze artifacts and uncover a great tragedy that struck the family and stood in the way of Pinomis' legacy.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Rise of the Greeks

    In 332 BC, the Greek King Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, bringing more than 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian rule to an end. Yet many traditional rights and customs lived on, as evidenced by a recently discovered burial chamber at the Saqqara excavation site. Witness just how deeply the fusion between Greek and Egyptian cultures ran as archaeologists use the latest technology on newly discovered coffins, shedding light on what happened when new rulers took over Egypt... and why its animal cults flourished during Greek rule.

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    • 44 Minutes

    In 332 BC, the Greek King Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, bringing more than 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian rule to an end. Yet many traditional rights and customs lived on, as evidenced by a recently discovered burial chamber at the Saqqara excavation site. Witness just how deeply the fusion between Greek and Egyptian cultures ran as archaeologists use the latest technology on newly discovered coffins, shedding light on what happened when new rulers took over Egypt... and why its animal cults flourished during Greek rule.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 44 Minutes
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