Discovery’s Science Channel will re-create what Queen Cleopatra may have looked like through the use of modern technology and explore other legends of Ancient Egypt in “Egypt’s Unexplained Files,” its new 10-part series.
The two-hour season premiere will see experts focus on recreating Queen Cleopatra while also investigating whether or not Pharaoh Akhenaten’s 17-year reign actually produced the Utopia for which he is credited.
Additional topics to be addressed in the show’s first season include Ancient Egyptians’ fascination with death and the embalming of mummies; the lost tomb of Imhotep; the Curse of King Tutankhamun; the lost city of Tanis; the Great Sphinx; the science behind the ancient culture’s advanced medical and engineering practices; and the truth behind Egypt’s first female pharaoh.
“From King Tut to the Pyramids at Giza, this series shines a spotlight on some of the new insights that the latest tools of archaeology have, in the last several years, helped transform our basic understanding of Ancient Egypt,” executive producer Neil Laird told TheWrap.
“Egypt’s Unexplained Files” is produced by 360 Production and TCB Media Rights with Edward Hart as series producer and Johanna Woolford Gibbon, Paul Heaney, and Hannah Demidowicz as executive producers.
The season premiere of “Egypt’s Unexplained Files” airs Sunday, April 14 at 8/7c on Science Channel.