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The abundance of history, culture, science and art associated with ancient Egypt belies the fact that details about the civilization's way of life remain a mystery. Science Channel's 10-episode series uses cutting-edge archaeological technology to potentially answer questions that have befuddled Egyptologists for generations. Topics explored include a re-creation of what Queen Cleopatra may have looked like; ancient Egyptians' obsession with death and the afterlife; the civilization's breakthroughs in varied fields, from medicine to engineering; and the truth and lies behind ancient Egypt's best known and loved icons, including the Great Sphinx, Tutankhamun or the lost city of Tanis.

Latest episodes

aired 444 days ago
Experts unearth a mysterious lost city built by an infamous pharaoh and find clues of a grisly catastrophe; new discoveries reveal the apocalyptic events that turned this place into hell on Earth, offering more clues to Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 444 days ago
Nefertiti is one of ancient Egypt's most iconic pharaohs, and the latest tech helps experts in search of her mummy; what they discover might reveal the shocking truth about how she died, offering more clues to Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 444 days ago
The Screaming Mummy is one of Egypt's greatest mysteries: a mummy with a terrifying expression frozen in agony; new discoveries reveal the connection between this horrific discovery and a pharaoh's murder, offering clues to Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 444 days ago
Mysterious tomb carvings provide dark evidence that ancient Egyptians practiced cannibalism but there is no explanation as to why; experts use modern-day tech to reveal more of Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 444 days ago
New technology is decoding some of Egypt's secrets to reveal the hidden truths that are rewriting human history; expert scientific analysis is combined with firsthand testimony from archaeologists to shed light on the hidden world of the ancients.
aired 465 days ago
New discoveries reveal if there is indeed a curse at King Tut's tomb, which is said to have killed nine people; the latest science might finally answer this ancient mystery; experts use modern-day tech to investigate more of Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 465 days ago
The Scorpion King is a fabled character from Egyptian history, but new evidence suggests that he might have actually existed; new discoveries might answer the ancient mystery, and experts use modern-day tech to reveal more of Egypt's darkest secrets.
aired 465 days ago
The Crocodile Queen was Egypt's first female pharaoh, but questions remain about who she was why she took this sinister alter-ego; new discoveries might finally answer this ancient mystery, and experts use modern-day tech to reveal more secrets.

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