U.S. pubcaster PBS is revealing the secrets of the Khufu pyramid in the documentary Secrets of the Dead: Scanning the Pyramids
The multi-produced doc traces the origins of the legends of secret chambers hidden within the pyramid. Secrets of the Dead will show what lies inside the heart of the pyramid – solving a 4,500-year-old mystery – by following the first scientific mission in 30 years to be authorized by the Egyptian government to examine the country’s pyramids.
The international team of Scan Pyramids consists of particle physicists, experts in innovation and 3D technologies, and engineers in thermal imaging from Egypt, France, Japan and Canada.
For more than two years, the team explored every inch of the pyramid, using non-invasive technologies including infrared cameras, 3D scanners and cosmological particle detectors located inside and outside the monument. Their search detected unknown cavities in the pyramid for the first time since the Middle Ages.
The documentary is a production of Bonne Pioche Télévision in association with Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET, CuriosityStream, France Télévisions, HIP Institute and NHK.
Secrets of the Dead is directed by Florence Tran with the collaboration of Pascal Cuissot. Stephanie Carter is executive producer and Bonne Pioche produces.
Secrets of the Dead: Scanning the Pyramids is slated to premiere Jan. 24, 2018 at 10 p.m. on PBS.