"Egypt Specials" will premiere on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on August 8, 2019, at 11:00 pm UAE time/10:00 pm KSA time.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of its Egypt Specials series, which explores lost treasures, mysteries, stories and artefacts of Pharaonic Egypt.
Egypt Specials will premiere on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on August 8, 2019, at 11:00 pm UAE time/10:00 pm KSA time.
The four-hour special National Geographic series features archaeologists, forensic specialists and drone technology to dive into Egypt’s ancient realms while capturing the history, monuments and culture of Egypt from a fresh, new, aerial angle.
Egypt’s Sun King: Secrets & Treasures, a two-part 60-minute film, delves into ancient Egypt, as archaeologists embark on adventures which lead them to discoveries, such as uncovering the first tomb to accommodate a body since Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery.
Their adventures continue as they arrive at a tomb containing over 30 mummies. Detectives attempt to uncover more about the identity of these mummies, and the mystery behind their presence in these tombs.
Egypt from Above is a two-part 44-minute film which offers a new look into Egypt’s ancient structures in a gripping bird’s eye view using an aerial drone. Viewers are transported over the pyramids and the Sphinx, down to a deep dive into the ocean and to Egypt’s proposed new capital East of Cairo, passing through pigeon breeding competitions.
The series continues in September with three more films.
These include Ultimate Tutankhamun which features a group of archaeologists, who plunge deep into ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s death using modern technology in a forensic investigation.
Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramids puts the Step Pyramid of Saqqara into perspective, as it showcases the pyramid’s history of surviving earthquakes and erosion. Experts attempt to restore what was lost to maintain the pyramid and preserve its valuable treasures.
The Egyptian Job details the empty burial chamber of ancient Egyptian King Amenemhat III.
Four experts reopen this case in a harrowing investigation of the whereabouts of the missing contents of the burial chamber. Time Scanners – Egyptian Pyramids explains the significance of how the pyramids evolved from being simple mud-brick structures into one of the most impressive wonders of the ancient world.