SACRED SITES: EGYPT Premieres Monday, October 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT In 2015, Egyptologist Wael Sherbiny unearthed a 4,000-year-old leather manuscript at the Cairo Museum, which could change everything we thought we knew about religion in ancient Egypt. The manuscript sheds new light on the mysterious document known as The Book of the Dead, a collection of spells to help the soul on it fearsome journey through the afterlife. Why were the ancient Egyptians obsessed with death and the afterlife? Could this new manuscript reveal the source of this obsession? From the mighty Pyramids of Giza to the shadowy tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the sacred sites of ancient Egypt are perhaps the most impressive of any ancient civilization.
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