National Geographic's Egypt Week Highlights Ancient Treasures
In light of the recent historic events in Egypt, the National Geographic Channel is presenting a week of programs, Treasures of Egypt, showcasing the antiquities of one of mankind's most significant ancient cultures. Starting on February 22 and all week long at 8PM ET/PT, Treasures of Egypt features the best of National Geographic Channel's Egypt programming, with newly produced segments to introduce the subjects of the shows within the context of recent events.
Segments are hosted by Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer, and will include an exclusive interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and most recently the Egypt's minister of state for antiquities affairs. Hawass, himself has been the subject of controversy over the break-in at the Cairo Museum and on February 14 around 150 graduates of archaeology schools demonstrated outside the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo seeking jobs and accusing Hawass of corruption.
Recently Hawass took to his blog vowing to stay in office and "continue to do everything in my power to protect Egypt's cultural heritage." He goes on to say that he has met with some of the students who demonstrated outside his office and posted a picture. In the National Geographic interviews he takes viewers into the Cairo Museum's conservation lab to show antiquities that have been restored or are in the process of being restored.
The schedule for the shows is below. More information is available on the National Geographic website.
February 22 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Tut's Treasures
February 23 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: King Tut's Final Secrets
February 24 at 8PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: King Tut and the Lost Dynasty
February 25 at 8PM ET/PT The Real Cleopatra
February 26 at 8PM ET/PT Secrets of the Valley of the Kings
Treasures of Egypt will also include a marathon "stack" of shows on Saturday, February 26, starting at 2PM ET/PT through 8PM ET/PT:
Saturday, February 26 at 2PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Pyramid Code
Saturday, February 26 at 3PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Secrets of the Sphinx
Saturday, February 26 at 4PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Real Ramses
Saturday, February 26 at 5PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Alexander the Great's Lost Tomb
Saturday, February 26 at 6PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: The Scorpion King
Saturday, February 26 at 7PM ET/PT Treasures of Egypt: Mystery of the Screaming Man