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Egypt's Lost Pyramid

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Summary

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

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Episode 1: Egypt's Lost Pyramid

Summary

Documentary following archaeologists working on a 4,000-year-old pyramid containing a burial chamber, still apparently sealed. As light enters the tomb for the first time, the artefacts contained within reveal a gripping detective story as although there are no signs of entry, the contents have been disturbed. To solve the mystery, Egyptologists explore the nearby Black Pyramid to see how pyramid builders used every trick in the book to protect the treasures, discovering a dark and complex labyrinth of dummy tombs, false passages and stone portcullises to fool robbers.
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Review

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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DirectorStuart Elliott
Executive producerRichard Bradley
Executive producerCaterina Turroni
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