Egypt's Lost Pyramid
- Season 1
Archaeologists investigate the remains of a 4000-year-old pyramid, which contains a sealed burial chamber that has somehow been robbed - without any signs of entry
Episode 1: Egypt's Lost Pyramid
Pyramids are pretty damn big and hard to miss. So you can imagine the excitement when a new one can be added to the list. This has recently happened in northern Egypt, where local archaeologists have discovered the remains of a pyramid dating to the Middle Kingdom at the royal cemetery at Dahshur, built some 500 years after those at Giza. What’s even more thrilling is that this one has a sealed entry to its burial chamber – made of ten tons of granite, which takes quite an effort to shift.
An excited Dr Chris Naunton — “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” — joins those entering the chamber for the first time in 4,000 years. The Egyptians went to great lengths to protect tombs and their contents: even if robbers have got in, is there enough left for the team to identify the owner?
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|Executive Producer||Richard Bradley|
|Executive Producer||Caterina Turroni|