Netflix is set to release a documentary on the discovery of 59 sealed sarcophagi from the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, outside Cairo.
The mummified remains date back almost 2,500 years, with many more expected to be found in the coming months.
Saqqara, 32 kilometers south of the capital, is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in the 1970s. Part of the necropolis of Egypt’s ancient city of Memphis, it is famous for its 5,000-year-old Step pyramid of Djoser, which has recently undergone a $10 million restoration.
Directed by James Tovell and produced by Richard Bradley and Caterina Turroni, the documentary will follow the team’s work in the run up to the big find.