Episode 5 - Secrets of the Pyramids
BLOWING UP HISTORY follows investigations at the Pyramid of Giza that reveal the mysterious tombs at the heart of this ancient wonder and the secrets of how it was built.
The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For more than four thousand years this iconic structure has puzzled and astounded in equal measures. This film explores the new evidence that could help solve some of this massive monuments’ biggest mysteries.
Immersive CGI animation pulls apart the pyramid, uncovering the surprising secret that allowed builders to complete the project in time. We reveal the clues hidden at the base of the pyramid that help explain how the ancient Egyptian engineers ensured their enormous edifice stayed standing. We reveal how the entrance to the great pyramid was originally concealed behind thick limestone casing, protected by ingenious traps to foil marauding tomb robbers.
We follow as archaeologists survey its exterior with millimeter precision and delve deep into its hidden passages and chambers to investigate what keeps them from being crushed and we’ll meet the scientists studying Egyptian mummies in an attempt to understand more about this ancient civilization’s mystic belief in the afterlife.
This film unlocks the secrets of one of the most sophisticated and mysterious civilizations the world has ever known.