Early in the Egyptian New Kingdom, more than three and a half thousand years ago, a technological revolution took place in Egypt. The chariot arrived.
Over the next few hundred years the Egyptians built the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Was the chariot their secret weapon?
A series of extraordinary finds comes to light in Israel, but not all these discoveries are quite what they seem.
Official investigations are revealing that apparently priceless objects are actually fake, and Israeli archaeologists fear that history and science is being repeatedly distorted.
A few years ago, a remarkable stone tablet mysteriously turns up in Israel. It appears to come from the Temple of Solomon.
The tablet is an archaeological bombshell. But as scientists and scholars study the tablet they discover another more sinister mystery hidden within the stone.
Live from Giza, Dr Zahi Hawass and a team of engineers explore the mysterious southern shaft within the Great Pyramid.
A state of the art robot traverses the length of the shaft to drill through a blocking stone at the end and reveal what lies beyond. And Dr Hawass opens Egypt’s oldest intact sarcophagus…
An extraordinary mummy is discovered in Pakistan. The body is believed to be that of a Persian Princess 2,600 years old.
As scientists investigate, the mummy begins to reveal a terrible secret, a secret that turns this archaeological triumph into a modern murder hunt.
Three remarkable stories from Egypt following leading experts as they use new forensic techniques to uncover some of the greatest mysteries of the Pharaohs…
What was the significance of the blue lotus flower one can see everywhere in the nobles’ tombs? What can the bodies of two foetuses found with Tutankhamun reveal about the end of the 18th dynasty? And what can the tombs of the pyramid builders tell us about who built the pyramids and how?