Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries

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Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries
Created byZahi Hawass
StarringZahi Hawass
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes1
Running time120 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseApril 6, 2008

Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries is a documentary on the Discovery Channel, written and directed by Ben Mole and hosted by Zahi Hawass, featuring a list of the top ten discoveries of Ancient Egyptian sites and artifacts which are of cultural significance to the country. The list was compiled by Hawass with the assistance of some of the world's leading Egyptologists. Each discovery has a theme centered on a part of everyday life in Ancient Egypt. For six of those discoveries, a certain emphasis is placed on how some of their themes have managed to influence modern life. The documentary concludes with a short segment on how the practice of mummification influenced modern surgery, with both procedures sharing much of the same techniques.

The List[edit]

The list of discoveries presented on the show. The discoveries are listed in the order they were presented.

# Discovery Location Theme Influence on Modern Life
1 Khufu ship Giza pyramid complex Navigation and Trade by the Ancient Egyptians Fast shipping
2 Unfinished obelisk Aswan Ancient Egyptian construction techniques Fast construction
3 The Great Pyramid Giza pyramid complex Social hierarchy Labour unions
4 Tomb of Tutankhamun Valley of the Kings Ancient Egyptian treasures None
5 The Town of the Tomb Builders Near Luxor Everyday Life None
6 Tomb of Seti I Valley of the Kings Ancient Egyptian views on the afterlife None
7 Lost Temple of Akhmim Akhmim Mysteries of Ancient Egypt None
8 The Greater Temple of Abu Simbel Abu Simbel The religious and political roles of the Pharaoh Peace treaties
9 Secret Mummy Cave Deir el-Bahri Grave robbing and Body-snatching Religious rituals
10 Valley of the Golden Mummies Bahariya Oasis Ancient Egyptian cultural influences on Ancient Greek and Roman cultures Cultural interconnection

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