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Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 28 October 2020 (USA)
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After unearthing a tomb that had been untouched for 4,400 years, Egyptian archaeologists attempt to decipher the history of the astonishing find.


James Tovell
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Credited cast:
Ahmed Zikrey Abdellhak Ahmed Zikrey Abdellhak ... Self
Ghareeb Ali Mohammed Abushousha Ghareeb Ali Mohammed Abushousha ... Self
Nabil Eldaleel Nabil Eldaleel ... Self
Sabry Mohyeldin Farag Sabry Mohyeldin Farag ... Self (as Dr. Sabry Mohyeldin Farag)
Salima Ikram ... Self (as Dr. Salima Ikram)
Mustafa Abdo Sadek Mahmoud Mustafa Abdo Sadek Mahmoud ... Self
Hamada Shehata Ahmed Mansour Hamada Shehata Ahmed Mansour ... Self - Archaeologist
Nermeen Momen Mohamed Nermeen Momen Mohamed ... Self
Amira Shaheen Amira Shaheen ... Self (as Dr. Amira Shaheen)
Mostafa Waziri Mostafa Waziri ... Self (as Dr. Mostafa Waziri)
Mohammad Mohammad Yousef Mohammad Mohammad Yousef ... Self - Egyptologist (as Dr. Mohammad Mohammad Yousef)


It is heralded as one of the most jaw-dropping, exciting, and important Ancient Egyptian discoveries in decades. And the discoveries have only just begun. Join a team of local archaeologists as they excavate never before explored passageways, shafts, and tombs, while piecing together the secrets of one Egypt's most remarkable tombs. News of the tomb discovery has gone around the world and it has been heralded as the most significant find in almost fifty years. The condition of the tomb is remarkable - but the real excitement lies in what is to come. The archaeologists hope they are going to unearth the possessions, grave goods, and mummies of the high-priest and his family - and with that information hoping to transform our understanding of this period of Old Kingdom history. Written by Netflix

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The Saqqara necropolis, the world's first and oldest pyramid, is about 20km away from the more popular Giza necropolis. See more »

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Entertaining enough
29 October 2020 | by TopgierSee all my reviews

Pretty standard fly on the wall documentary. While I did enjoy the subject matter and some of the beautiful shots of the landscape, the film feels a bit long and lacks structure in my opinion. Overall a good watch if you like ancient Egyptian history but not captivating for all viewers.

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