Ninety feet beneath the sands of Egypt, an unopened 2500-year old tomb awaits. It’s the first intact tomb discovered since that of King Tut. With a small crew, I descend down a narrow spiral staircase, journeying into the ancient past. Over the next few days, we filmed the opening of one sarcophagus after the next, from white marble, to carved granite, down through the layers to a small wooden coffin. The workers carefully lifted the lid and a mummy, covered in exquisite beadwork and gold fingertips, is revealed. It turns out to be Ufaa, a top aide to a 26th dynasty Pharaoh. It was one of the most exciting films I produced while at National Geographic.
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