Secrets of the Dead

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Season 17 Episode 4 | 55m 11s

The discovery of a rare mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people outside Luxor sends archaeologists on a quest to find out who the remains belong to, why they were buried the way they were and what was happening in ancient Egypt that would have led to a mass burial. Could the collapse of the empire’s Old Kingdom provide any clues?

Aired: 04/03/19

Expired: 05/01/19

Rating: NR

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