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Egyptian coffin to be opened live on Discovery TV

Egyptian coffin to be opened live on Discovery TV

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2019 10:05 AM GMT

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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