WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THE SITE, DISCOVERY DIGS DEEP IN VALLEY OF THE KINGS TO UNCOVER LOST TREASURES OF EGYPT
Ross Kauffman’s and Fisher Stevens’ TAKEN BY THE TIGER (working title), Part of Discovery’s Project C.A.T Initiative, Airs in early 2019
April 9, 2018
As all eyes are on the English royal family’s wedding this Spring, Discovery is readying another monumental unveiling of royal remains.
Premiering later this year on Discovery Channel and Science Channel, VALLEY OF THE KINGS goes exclusively inside the first major excavation in a generation, in Egypt’s famed burial ground of the pharaohs, looking for one thing – the lost tomb of an ancient royal. Led by renowned Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, the crew of more than one hundred Egyptian workers are digging in the largely untouched western portion of the valley, where leading archaeologists believe several royal tombs lie hidden. Using cutting edge technology, the series immerses audiences inside the search for answers in a land full of mystery—the search for the secrets buried in the sand.
“This is what Discovery strives to do every day: bring our audiences to unknown places, resolve longstanding mysteries, while unearthing something new, exciting and sure to be talked about,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
VALLEY OF THE KINGS joins previously announced TAKEN BY THE TIGER (w/t), which travels to remote areas in Asia where tigers still roam freely. Directed by Academy® Award-winners Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”) and Ross Kauffman (“Born into Brothels”), the film highlights the sheer splendor of these fierce felines in the wild, embedding with the heroes saving these tigers from extinction, chronicling the work the work of those striving every day for their protection. Debuting in early 2019, TAKEN BY THE TIGER (w/t) is tied to Discovery’s Project C.A.T. initiative, part of a global effort to double the population of tigers living in the wild by 2022.
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