Treasures Decoded

Treasures Decoded

The Nefertiti Bust
Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  March 15, 2018

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. The extraordinary story behind one of the most famous images from the ancient world. Who was Queen Nefertiti? Who made the blue-crowned bust which turned her into a modern icon? Could the Nefertiti bust be a fake?

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. The extraordinary story behind one of the most famous images from the ancient world. Who was Queen Nefertiti? Who made the blue-crowned bust which turned her into a modern icon? Could the Nefertiti bust be a fake?

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