As Seen On Discovery Channel And The Learning Channel
Pyramids and mummies: for nearly everyone the words evoke images of ancient Egypt. Yet those intriguing cultural artifacts are by no means unique to the Land of the Pharaohs. As this series vividly demonstrates, they are found around the world, including the Americas. Indeed, the oldest mummies in the world- and some of the most sophisticated anywhere-come not from the Nile Valley but from the Atacama Desert in Chile. As archaeologists uncover these ancient mysteries of the New world, they bring to light hereto fore underappreciated or misunderstood cultures whose creations and customs inspire, awe, and wonder.