Egyptian history is a fascinating and seemingly endless well of mystery and storytelling used as a basis for countless Hollywood films, video games, books, and more. Next, Netflix will trek into the darkness in search of an unlooted tomb dating back thousands of years in the documentary film Unknown: The Lost Pyramid.
Netflix isn’t slowing down when it comes to releasing intriguing documentaries, and this summer, the streaming service will unveil four new films as part of its four-part Unknown documentary series.
The first of the bunch is Unknown: The Lost Pyramid, a fascinating journey into the sands of Saqqara as two world-renowned Egyptologists compete to uncover the mysteries of a long-lost pyramid.
The new documentary follows the celebrated archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and his protégé/rival Dr. Mostafa Waziri. Hawass and Waziri race to find a pyramid lost to history, rumored to be hidden inside the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo.
Here’s everything you need to know about Unknown: The Lost Pyramid.
When is Unknown: The Lost Pyramid coming to Netflix?
Unknown: The Lost Pyramid will arrive on Netflix on Monday, July 3, 2023, followed by new Unknown installments every Monday through July 24.
Unknown: The Lost Pyramid synopsis
This documentary is produced by Story Syndicate and executive produced by Leslie Greif (The Offer) and Peter Isacksen. Former National Geographic Explorer director/producer Max Saloman directs The Lost Pyramid.
Read the official synopsis shared by Netflix:
"In the desert sands of Saqqara, the latest hotspot of Egyptian archaeology, two of the world’s most famous Egyptologists seek to unearth ancient treasures. The legendary Dr. Zahi Hawass hunts for the long-lost pyramid of a forgotten Egyptian king while his protege and rival, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, searches for an unlooted tomb in an ancient necropolis. Both teams race against the clock to see who will make the bigger discovery and make their mark in history."
Is there a trailer for Unknown: The Lost Pyramid?
Yes, Netflix has shared the first trailer, so you can get a better idea of what the documentary will be about by watching it below.
Unknown: The Lost Pyramid premieres on July 3, 2023. Set a reminder on your Netflix account now.