On the fringes of the Egyptian desert, a team of archaeologists uncover a fascinating find buried deep beneath the sands. That turns out to be an ancient town, thought to have been lost to the world for 7,000 years. But now that the settlement has been rediscovered, what fresh secrets are waiting to be revealed about one of the planet’s oldest civilizations?
Ever since archaeologists first started exploring the landmarks of ancient Egypt back in the 18th century, the region has revealed a wealth of ancient treasures to curious eyes, from the awe-inspiring Great Pyramid of Giza to the allegedly cursed tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. Furthermore, a series of excavations in the country has helped us to learn more about the people who lived here so many thousands of years ago.
And although recent political troubles have dented Egypt’s popularity as a tourist destination, millions of visitors still flock to cities such as Giza every year to marvel at relics from the distant past. Meanwhile, in the south of the country, archaeologists from its Ministry of Antiquities have been making further incredible discoveries.