Egyptian coffin to be opened live on Discovery TV

Egyptian coffin to be opened live on Discovery TV

History enthusiasts can watch the inner chambers of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus (a box-like stone coffin) of a mysterious mummy being opened LIVE on television in a two-hour special Discovery Channel programme on April 8. The ancient artefacts of Egypt can be viewed from close quarters in the upcoming programme, “Expedition Unknown: Egypt LIVE”. As per Discovery, the multiplatform event will be hosted by adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates, who will be joined by world-renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, and Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.

Viewers will have the rare opportunity to see the inner chambers of an excavation site, where archaeologists recently uncovered a network of vertical shafts leading to an underground network of tunnels and tombs with 40 mummies believed to be part of the noble elite, the widely-viewed platform added. The massive underground complex of chambers is a treasure trove of antiquities - all lying undisturbed for thousands of years. Several chambers, however, are yet to be explored - and many more discoveries to be revealed, including a mysterious limestone sarcophagus found buried deep within the complex. “The identity of the mummy inside has been a mystery for 3,000 years.. possibly until now.” The live broadcast can be viewed at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (India time) on April 8 on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD World. (IANS)

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