Science Channel to broadcast new documentary on famed Egyptian queen Cleopatra

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Jun 2020

The two-hour special on the ancient Egyptian ruler will be broadcast on Sunday 21 June

(Photo: courtesy of Science Channel)

The Science Channel will broadcast a “groundbreaking” new documentary about Egypt’s famous queen Cleopatra, titled Cleopatra: Sex, Lies and Secrets, on Sunday.

In the two-hour special, experts "seek out the latest groundbreaking archaeological research to unravel the mystery behind this elusive Egyptian queen," according to the US channel.

"Once the ruler of one of the greatest empires in the world, Cleopatra is synonymous with seduction, beauty and scandal. But despite being a prolific figure throughout history, details about her life remain largely unknown. The special will follow experts’ meticulous archaeology and the cutting-edge technology to reveal the secrets of Cleopatra’s life. Their findings revolutionize our understanding of who she was and how she lived."

The special is produced for Science Channel, part of Discovery, by Arrow Media, Handel Productions and Rezolution Pictures.

The Science Channel is known for a number of programmes, including Mythbusters, Outrageous Acts of Science, What on Earth?, How the Universe Works, Unearthed, and Mysteries of the Abandoned.

Cleopatra, who ruled Egypt from 51 BC to 30 BC, was the final ruler in the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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