SOPHOMORE SEASON OF SCIENCE CHANNEL'S "UNEARTHED" TO DEBUT ON TUESDAY, MAY 23 AT 10 PM
King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat Among Epic Sites Featured this Season
(New York) - Science Channel's popular archaeology mystery series UNEARTHED returns for a second season to dig up the hidden secrets of iconic structures from around the globe. The series combines scientific investigations with detailed CGI animation to decode mysteries and reveal how these sites were built, who constructed them, and what they were used for. Among those investigated this season are King Tut's tomb, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. The sophomore season of UNEARTHED premieres on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
UNEARTHED utilizes the latest technology including LIDAR scanning, X-ray imaging, carbon dating, forensic microscopy, and 3-D imaging, and follows leading experts hunting for vital clues about these mysterious structures-- from engineers who have rebuilt obelisks, to scientists bombarding tombs with proton beams.
Each hour-long episode unlocks the myths and secrets of a different ancient structure and civilization. The structures range in size, scale, age and location, from ancient wonders like the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt to the city of Teotihuacan in Mexico and the Terracotta Army, a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China. Season two kicks off with an episode that ventures inside the Valley of the Kings, where for over 500 years Egyptian Pharaohs were buried, including King Tut.
"The gripping stories and revelations in UNEARTHED resonate with our viewers' fascination with the secret histories behind the world's most renowned monuments," said Neil Laird, Executive Producer, Science Channel. "We are thrilled that this compelling series is returning for a new season to crack more unsolved mysteries."
UNEARTHED is produced for Science Channel by Windfall Films Ltd. For Windfall Films, Carlo Massarella, Dan Kendall and Rob Hartel are executive producers and Mark Bridge is series producer. For Science Channel, Neil Laird is executive producer.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT'S MADE. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.