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Episode 2: On a stretch of the Nile that few visitors ever get to see, Bettany visits a vast desert catacomb where tens of thousands of mummified animals were once left as an offering. Further upstream, Bettany tracks down Egypt's lost emblem, the blue lotus flower, and goes for a swim in the Nile. Then she finishes at the stunning Dendera temple, where Cleopatra may have once wowed her lover Julius Caesar.

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