What happens when the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel hook up? They create a new series called the Valley of the Kings.
Currently in production, the series goes behind the scenes inside the first major excavation in the past 100 years in Egypt’s significant burial ground of the pharaohs. The series looks at the lost tomb several ancient royals and will take the audience on an immersive journey inside their search for answers to why and who these ancient royals were.
The excavation is led by Dr. Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs in Egypt. Dr. Hawass worked with a crew of more than one hundred Egyptian workers who dug in a vastly untouched western part of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt which lies on the Nile’s west bank near Luxor.
The team is using drone technology to explore and unearth the tombs.
“This is what Discovery strives to do every day: bring our audiences to unknown places, resolve longstanding mysteries, while unearthing something new, exciting and sure to be talked about,” said, Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
The Valley of the Kings series premiere in late 2018 on the Discovery Channel.