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Ancient Egypt's most EXTREME beliefs and superstitions - Egypt's Unexplained Files


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Belief and Superstition: Science reveals new insights into belief and superstition in the land of the Pharaohs, from finding the long-lost 'Land of Punt' to Tutankhamun. (S1, ep 1)

The abundance of history, culture, science and art associated with ancient Egypt belies the fact that details about the civilization's way of life remain a mystery. Science Channel's 10-episode series uses cutting-edge archaeological technology to potentially answer questions that have befuddled Egyptologists for generations. Topics explored include a re-creation of what Queen Cleopatra may have looked like; ancient Egyptians' obsession with death and the afterlife; the civilization's breakthroughs in varied fields, from medicine to engineering; and the truth and lies behind ancient Egypt's best known and loved icons, including the Great Sphinx, Tutankhamun or the lost city of Tanis.