Egypt - How A Lost Civilisation Was Discovered
Starts Sunday 30 October at 9.00pm on BBC ONE
This October, BBC ONE viewers are being offered the opportunity to explore Ancient Egypt through the eyes of some of the finest Egyptologists, adventurers and scholars in recent history: Howard Carter, The Great Belzoni and Jean-François Champollion.
For the first time on British television, the stories of these amazing and truly unique individuals are brought to life in a six-part historical drama-documentary series, which will reveal how the mysteries of Ancient Egypt were uncovered piece by piece by these three incredible men.
The first two, hour-long episodes feature the life and work of Howard Carter, the man who finally uncovered the resting place of Tutankhamun.
The third and fourth episodes follow the archaeological adventures of Giovanni Belzoni - a real-life Indiana Jones – as he battles with his French counterpart to be the first to discover lost tombs and fantastic treasures.
In the final episodes, the series follows Jean-François Champollion as he struggles to be the first to decipher Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.