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Richard Bangs’ Adventures With A Purpose: Egypt: Quest For The Lord Of The Nile

Airs Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: On camel back, Richard Bangs visits the Great Pyramids of Giza near Cairo, Egypt, before sailing up the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo, and Lake Nasser in his “Quest For The Lord Of The Nile” through Egyptian history.

Join Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, as he journeys across the planet in search of ecological challenges and ecological solutions. Leader of 35 first descents of rivers around the globe, a mountain climber and renowned author-Richard brings a lifetime of experience to "Adventures With Purpose." This multiple award-winning series combines adventure with travel that makes a difference, travel that positively impacts the world.

Richard Bangs holds a baby crocodile liberated from a cage in a Nubian village on the Nile River in Egypt.
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Above: Richard Bangs holds a baby crocodile liberated from a cage in a Nubian village on the Nile River in Egypt.

In "Egypt: Quest For The Lord Of The Nile," explorer and travel writer Richard Bangs sets off for an incredible adventure on the great Nile River to uncover the history, myths and culture of the lost crocodiles of ancient Egypt.

From Alexandria to Cairo, from the pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings, Bangs explores the way the river and its fearsome "Lord" molded a civilization. Further upstream, he visits a temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and searches for the beast in the waters of Lake Nasser.

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Video Excerpt: Egypt: Quest For The Lord Of The Nile

Above: In "Richard Bangs' Adventures With A Purpose: Egypt: Quest For The Lord Of The Nile," explorer and travel writer Richard Bangs sets off for an incredible adventure on the great Nile River to uncover the history, myths and culture of the lost crocodiles of ancient Egypt.

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Richard Bangs on "Adventures With Purpose"

Above: Richard Bangs has often been called the father of modern adventure travel. He has spent 30 years as an explorer, leading first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa.

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