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National Geographic explores
the world of the pharaohs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2000) - National Geographic, one of the most respected authorities on nature, world cultures, history and science, is venturing into new territory. Known for its work in print and television, National Geographic's latest adventure takes audiences to ancient Egypt via large-format film. It has teamed with Destination Cinema to release "Mysteries of Egypt" at IMAX theaters, including the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater.

"Large-format film gives us an incredible opportunity to show Egypt like never before," said Tim Kelly, president of National Geographic Television. "'Mysteries of Egypt' is as gripping as it is unique."

Breathtaking views of the pyramids and intimate explorations of the tombs and treasures are truly captivating , when seen on a six-story screen. Through historical reenactments, "Mysteries of Egypt" explores one of civilization's most amazing empires that began some 5,000 years ago and continues to intrigue the world.

Legendary actor and native Egyptian Omar Sharif and Kate Maberly join leading experts on the Egyptian empire and award-winning filmmakers to tell Egypt's fascinating story.

National Geographic's unparalleled access to the ancient civilization's most spectacular treasures is due to its 85 years of covering Egypt and funding major archaeological research. National Geographic has brought Egypt's wonders to its nine million members and worldwide audiences in six cover articles, 36 major feature articles and 18 television programs. Its Committee for Research and Exploration has also awarded more than 80 research grants to support scientific field projects in Egypt.

"Mysteries of Egypt" is the first large-format film co-produced by National Geographic Films and Destination Cinema in association with NOVA/WGBH Boston, the Museum of Science and Industry-Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Centex Investment Limited.

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