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Northern Irish independent production company Alleycats Films has announced a brand new documentary co-production, Lost Pharaohs of The Nile (1x60’).
Co-commissioned by Channel 4 and Arte with support from Northern Ireland Screen, the programme is due to debut on Channel 4 on 27 October and will reveal how for nearly one hundred years, Ancient Egypt was ruled by a dynasty known as the Black Pharaohs. They came from the Kingdom of Kush to the south of Egypt, in what is now Sudan. According to the Egyptians, Kush was an inferior backwater but if that were true, then how did the Black Pharaohs come to rule Egypt?

In the programme, more than 30 international teams of archaeologists are working with Sudan’s Department of Antiquities to excavate magnificent sites – from pyramids to temples – along the Sudanese Nile Valley. The experts featured in this film challenge the view that Egypt is Africa’s only ‘great’ civilisation, providing evidence that the Black Pharaohs’ Kingdom of Kush was a major ancient African superpower, that until now, has been overlooked by history.

Lost Pharaohs of the Nile is an Alleycats Films production. The producer/director is David Starkey and executive producers are Emma Parkins and Ed Stobart. Commissioning editor for Channel 4 is Shaminder Natal and Helene Ganichaud for Arte.