Egypt remains a land shrouded in deep mystery and wonder. Adventurer and host Josh Gates will take viewers on one of his most ambitious expeditions yet when he uncovers history that has been buried in the sands of Egypt for millennia. Discovery will broadcast live from Egypt with unprecedented access to a mysterious archaeological site believed to house historic ancient artifacts. Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live, a special 2-hour event airing “Live to Both Coasts” on Sunday, April 7, at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on Discovery and simulcasting on Travel Channel and Science Channel.
Josh will be joined by world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, and Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. Viewers will have the rare opportunity to see the inner chambers of an excavation site, where archeologists recently uncovered a network of vertical shafts leading to an underground network of tunnels and tombs with 40 mummies believed to be part of the noble elite.
The massive underground complex of chambers is a treasure trove of antiquities – all laying undisturbed for thousands of years. But there are several chambers yet to be explored – and many more discoveries to be revealed, including a mysterious limestone sarcophagus found buried deep within the complex. The identity of the mummy inside has been a mystery for 3,000 years... Possibly until now.
Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the world. Discovery Channel’s hit-series Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates as he sets out on a global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries. A new season of Expedition Unknown returns Wednesday, April 10 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
A best-selling author, he also hosts Legendary Locations on Travel Channel and Josh Gates’ Destination Truth. He holds a degree from Tufts University in Archaeology and is a member of The Explorers Club – a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research. Josh also serves as a trustee on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America.