While on a hunting trip in a remote, forested part of Peru, family members Octavio, Merlin and Edison Añazco literally bumped into something extraordinary: an enormous ruin including a ceremonial platform, a football field-sized plaza, a watch tower and other architectural remains.
Keith Muscutt, an independent researcher, heard about the find and recently explored the eastern Andes site, which will make its television debut on the Discovery Channel’s new Chasing Mummies series.
(Source: The History Channel)
Now that two fellows are gone, it seems that Alice, the marine archaeologist from Alexandria, wants to ask Zahi for a spot in the fellowship program. Zahi sets her to task--her first assignment--ride with him on horseback through the vast open desert to the Falcon Galleries. 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!
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CHASING MUMMIES on History ChannelRating: 2 likes, 2 dislikes
This review is based on the first three episodes only. Most Americans will be offended by the abrasive, rude, egomaniacal behavior of Zahi Hawass. While he is one the foremost men in Egyptology, his greatness is totally diminished by his PHAROAH attitude. His personality is so patently offensive on screen, the show is impossible to watch for any period of time by most. Too bad, because it is interesting and educational. Truly great men exhibit civility and consideration for others. Zahi is a petty dictator that holds the keys to all things Ancient Egyptian. If you want to film anything on that subject, it appears you have to kiss Zahi's gluteus maximus. He obviously has become a petty dictator. His attempts to affect an Indiana Jones posture are ridiculous. Zahi may be the best in his field, but obviously devoid of all people skills and appears to revel in his ability to be abusive without reprecussions. Civility to subordinates is a hallmark of a great man. Abuse and self-agrandizment are the tools of a small man. It may be a cultural thing, but most Americans will not tolerate such outrageous behavior. Read more
Review posted on Thursday, August 5th 2010 at 9:36 pm
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Genres: Educational, Family, History, Travel
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 14, 2010
Ended: September 15, 2010