I owe National Geographic Channel several posts and the PR department has been wonderful in sending press releases and I’ve failed to post them. So to pay back the generosity, I post this for you.
National Geographic Channel has a week long programming initiative on the Treasures of Egypt and it’s rather timely with what happened in the country in the last few weeks. Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer will narrate the programs
More than 80 years after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the great-grandson of Lord Carnarvon returns to Egypt for a new analysis of Tut’s treasures. With special access to the artifacts in the Cairo Museum, NGC uses the latest techniques to help the real pharaoh emerge — a very different pharaoh than the King Tut we’ve long imagined.
Video “Pharaoh’s Curse” – A curse may have found the finder of Tut’s tomb.
Treasures of Egypt: King Tut’s Final Secrets
Wednesday, February 23 at 8PM ET/PT
He is the most famous Egyptian king in history, but he ruled for only 10 years before his mysterious death. King Tut’s Final Secrets offers a high-tech forensic investigation that presents new findings from behind the iconic mask, including the first-ever reconstruction of Tut’s face and head using revolutionary 3-D CT scan imaging — revealing what he looked like on the day he died.
Video “The Mummy of King Tut” (features Dr. Zahi Hawass) – An archaeologist’s first look at King Tut reveals his mummy to be in worse condition than expected – but how did it get this way?
Treasures of Egypt: King Tut and the Lost Dynasty
Thursday, February 24 at 8PM ET/PT
One of Egypt’s enduring mysteries … what happened to Nefertiti and her husband, the pharaoh Akhenaten, the likely father of King Tut? In a dark and mysterious tomb located in the Valley of the Kings, there is a small chamber with two mummies that scholars, filmmakers and historians have identified as Nefertiti and Akhenaten. But the evidence has been circumstantial at best. Now, for the first time, NGC and Dr. Zahi Hawass use a CT scanner in search of scientific evidence. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning Alfre Woodard, the program documents this high-tech forensic investigation dedicated to resolving the fate of the famed Queen Nefertiti and the possible father of King Tut.
Video “Mummy Scan” – Watch scientists scan Egyptian royal mummies.
Treasures of Egypt: The Real Cleopatra
Friday, February 25 at 8PM ET/PT
Legend portrays her as a self-indulgent temptress who used seduction to cement her rule. But she became queen at 18 and was highly educated, so what was she really like? We’ll reveal archaeological findings, including underwater sculptures that shed light on her life and home. And watch as scientists seek to unravel the mystery of her legendary beauty by converting artifacts with her likeness into a 3-D model, presenting a new reflection of one of history’s most powerful women.
Video “Last of the Ptolemies” – There’s more to Cleopatra than the Romans would have you believe.
Treasures of Egypt: Secrets of the Valley of the Kings
Saturday, February 26 at 8PM ET/PT
Built over 500 years, spanning nearly two and a half miles and holding 63 tombs, Egypt’s Valley of the Kings is a staggering, complex set of enigmas locked beneath the sands for 3,500 years. What drove Egypt’s greatest pharaohs to seek out this secluded valley? How did the ancient craftsmen achieve such feats of engineering? And why was this sacred site finally abandoned? Join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Zahi Hawass and a team of experts as they uncover new evidence about how early engineers were able to construct the elaborate structures of tombs and chambers.
Video “Egyptian Doodles” – Ancient artifacts reveal how Egyptian construction workers sketched and took notes in their free time.
The programming schedule once again is as follows:
Treasures of Egypt Week
February 22 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Tut’s Treasures
February 23 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: King Tut’s Final Secrets
February 24 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: King Tut and the Lost Dynasty
February 25 at 8PM ET/PT The Real Cleopatra
February 26 at 8PM ET/PT Secrets of the Valley of the Kings
Treasures of Egypt will also include a marathon “stack” of shows on Saturday, February 26, starting at 2PM ET/PT through 8PM ET/PT:
Treasures of Egypt Marathon
Saturday, February 26 at 2PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Pyramid Code
Saturday, February 26 at 3PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Secrets of the Sphinx
Saturday, February 26 at 4PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Real Ramses
Saturday, February 26 at 5PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Alexander the Great’s Lost Tomb
Saturday, February 26 at 6PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Scorpion King
Saturday, February 26 at 7PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Mystery of the Screaming Man
And that will do it.