Factual Specials

Egypt’s Treasure Guardians

Egypt is home to some of the most famous archaeological treasures on Earth. But over the last five years, the country has suffered a tumultuous revolution and tourist numbers have plummeted. This fascinating film follows a select cast of individuals, determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of Egypt’s history, to keep its heritage safe and to get tourists to visit the country again.

John Ward and Dr Maria Nilsson are a young charismatic couple who return year after year to a site in the south of the country, Gebel el Silsila. Dr Tarek Tawfik is a professor of archaeology tasked with running the biggest building project on the Giza plateau since the pyramids themselves: the Grand Egyptian Museum. And Eddy Cannaerts is one of 5,000 contractors working on the Grand Egyptian Museum, desperate to keep his build schedule on track. Together they are all hoping to save Egypt’s heritage once and for all.

Broadcaster:National Geographic Channels & PBS
Distributor:Endemol Shine
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 60'
Production year:2016
Executive Producer:Tom Adams
Produced by:Tom Jenner, Ben Allen