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
Monday, May 9, 2011
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.
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.