Egypt

 Sacred Crocodile Mummies Reveal the Climate of Ancient Egypt

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Sacred Crocodile Mummies Reveal the Climate of Ancient Egypt

In her desire to find out more about the circumstances leading to the mysterious mass burial, archaeologist Salima Ikram travels to
Kom Ombo temple where ancient Egyptians used to worship the god Sobek with the head of a crocodile.

 Egypt’s Darkest Hour: About the Film

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Egypt’s Darkest Hour: About the Film

Follow a team of archaeologists as they examine a rare mass grave dating to the collapse of ancient Egypt’s Old Kingdom when political infighting and a changing climate brought down an empire.

 Bite force of the Cerrejón crocodile

Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Bite force of the Cerrejón crocodile

The Cerrejón crocodile the scientists unearthed came out to be about 28 feet, which is bigger than any crocodile that we have alive today. More importantly, it was of a size to match the croc from the dinosaur era, Sarcosuchus. Now that we know how large the croc was, Dr. Greg Erickson can finally estimate the power of its monstrous bite. It is of a magnitude equal to that of a T. rex.

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Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

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Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where the queen’s lost tomb is hidden?

 Dig deeper into Taposiris Magna

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Dig deeper into Taposiris Magna

Amateur archaeologist Kathleen Martinez revisits Taposiris Magna in search for Cleopatra’s tomb.The site gets its name from the presence of what is thought to be a temple dedicated to Osiris, the god of the dead, highlighted below.