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Episode 1: Starting in Cairo, Bettany views the incredible collection of ancient mummies at the Egyptian Museum--include King Tut's great-grandmother. At the Great Pyramid, recent discoveries prove just how the Nile made such an outrageous construction project possible. Then, sailing in her dahabiya south of the city, Bettany braves underground tunnels to find the earliest known hieroglyphic writing.

Starring: Bettany Hughes.
US TV RATING: TV-14