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The Silver Pharaoh

2010, History  -   10 Comments
Ratings: 8.22/10 from 82 users.

An incredible find in the desert of Egypt, but overshadowed by World War II. Seventy years later archaeologists are taking a closer look at the legacy of this mysterious pharaoh.

For more than 5,000 years, tomb raiders plundered the graves of Egypt's ancient pharaohs. By the 20th century, every royal tomb archaeologists entered had already been robbed, except one.

Inside was a prize beyond imagining. One of the most spectacular discoveries inside the crypt was the exquisite silver sarcophagus of Pharaoh Psusennes I, an, up till now, obscure ruler who governed Egypt more than 3000 years ago during one of its most difficult periods.

Egyptologists have re-examined the tomb and the fabulous city which surrounded it, and the first full examination of the pharaoh's remains has revealed surprising results. Using source material from the team who first discovered the tomb, investigators are decoding the message of these fabulous treasures to lift the veil on one of the most mysterious periods of Egypt's history - the era of the Silver Pharaoh.

At an excavation site near the Nile, a French archeology team has been toiling for more than a decade. Professor Pierre Montet, the archaeologist leading the team, has announced an extraordinary discovery. He's uncovered a pharaoh from an era few people know anything about. What Montet had found there will rewrite the story of ancient Egypt.

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3 years ago

Hmm.. not seen this, but here is my prediction. In the Mayan/Aztec world, we have the temple of the Sun, the temple of the Moon, and the temple of the Feathered Serpent. Um, Let me think, Gold (Sun) Silver (Moon), now where is that terydactyl?

6 years ago

My recollection, & documentation is available, is that the big Z spent some time in prison after being convicted of antiquities theft. He chased an Irish (?) archaeologist out of the country over a mummy ID dispute. He is back on the scene now, reformed I hope.

cindy manoog
9 years ago

The Main stream thinks the pyramids were built with ropes, slaves and ramps.
Such BS. I will not watch anything by the mainstream.

9 years ago

If you're hoping to see some of the magnificent artifacts from the discovery, don't waste your time. They give you several glimpses of the head of the coffin only.

Linda Lemmons-Stalmer
10 years ago

i just watch to see the landscapes and art they created...amazing what they did so long ago..

lex lexich
10 years ago

why there isn't somewhere the real title of the doc -secrets of the dead- bs series, this site is declining rapidly, Vlatko, after couple of months since last i've been here -hundreds of new dox, yet nothing to watch, just cheap american production -mainly... goodbye, i guess

Kerry Hughes
10 years ago

Zahi Hawass was removed from his post by the President of the Muslim Brotherhood when they came to power, I think he was accused of being too friendly with the Americans or some nonsense like that. It remains to be seen if the new interim government will re-instate him.

10 years ago

"What Montet had found there will rewrite the story of ancient Egypt." well go tell Zahi Hawass this one ! He just might get you expelled form Egypt all together!