Season 33, Episode 1 The Mummy Who Would Be King

First Aired: January 3, 2006

The history of a mummy that was part of a Niagara Falls Museum display is unraveled, with evidence pointing toward it being the body of a pharaoh---Rameses I. The first hint (its crossed arms) to its origins was spotted in the 1960s, but it wasn't until 1998, when Emory University purchased the display, that the mummy was a serious study topic, including CT scans. Included: insights from Egyptologist Salima Ikram and Zahi Hawass, Egypt's director of antiquities.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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