Cameras follow archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass as he manages 250 digs throughout Egypt, and are on hand to capture a first look at his new finds.
Zahi is supervising the restoration of the Step Pyramid, the oldest in Egypt, and helping him out are the members of his fellowship programme.
Zahi journeys into the Five Chambers with the fellows in tow. Together they document the ancient graffiti on the walls of the Chambers, proving Zahi's theory that free Egyptians, not slaves, built the Pyramids at Giza.
Zahi uncovers a cache of mummies at a dig site at Saqqara and discovers a rare and important piece of Egyptian history: a beautiful anthropoid sarcophagus from the 26th Dynasty!
Army manoeuvers shut down Zahi's team's journey to an ancient minaret. They must take a treacherous journey through the White Desert, camping in an oasis. Zahi makes friends with the local Bedouins, who feed the group.
Discovering the final resting place of Cleopatra is a passion for many archaeologists. Now Zahi has permitted some to dive into the Mediterranean Sea and bring up a pylon that is a confirmed part of her shrine.
Zahi makes it clear to the world community that every major Egyptian artefact must be returned, and so a missing piece of an offering table is headed back to Karnak Temple from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It's early morning in Saqqara and Zahi is getting ready to open two sealed tombs for the first time in thousands of years, but Zoe is late again and his patience is wearing thin.
Zahi is determined to disprove the theories of the so-called 'pyramidiots', who believe secret underground chambers lead to the Sphinx. Little did anyone know that these caves were home to thousands of bats!
Zahi wants to see if the long-forgotten Falcon Galleries can be restored as a new tourist destination. Inside, not only are there thousands of mummified birds, but deadly snakes and scorpions, too!
Deep in the Egyptian sand, Zahi make the extraordinary discovery of five intact burials and, just as he thinks things couldn't get any better, he unearths a brutally murdered mummy.