Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb has arrived on Netflix but the findings in the documentary seem too good to be true, leading some fans to think that it’s fake.

Netflix may be best known for its big-budget films and drama series but the streaming service actually boasts a much more diverse range of content.

From reality TV and Oscar-winning films to international series and feature-length documentaries, there’s always plenty to choose from.

The latest documentary to arrive on Netflix is Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb which tells of the discovery of an ancient Egyptian tomb.

The discovery seems almost too good to be true which has led some viewers to ask if any of Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is fake.

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Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb on Netflix

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb arrived on Netflix on October 28th, 2020.

The feature-length documentary explores the discovery of an Egyptian tomb at the Saqqara necropolis near the ancient city of Memphis.

We watch as a team of local archaeologists excavate the site in the hope of learning more about the tomb’s inhabitant, a high-ranking Egyptian priest by the name of Wahtye.

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Is Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb fake?

No, the dig we follow in Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is a real excavation that has been taking place in Egypt.

The discovery of the 4,400-year-old tomb was announced in November 2018 and the Netflix team was quickly on-hand to document the various stages of excavation.

Much of what we see in Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb seems almost too good to be true as the ancient tomb has laid untouched for millennia, giving archaeologists a fascinating insight into Wahtye the priest and his family.

There may be some shots in the documentary that have been staged for dramatic effect but the tomb’s discovery and the contents within are very real.

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Fans have their say on Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

It’s safe to say that history fans have been hugely impressed with the discoveries shown in Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb.

One fan on Twitter wrote: “I have never said wow out loud as much as I have watching Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb. Absolutely jaw dropping sruff”

While this fan was quick to draw attention to the fact that it was an Egyptian team that unearthed this fascinating discovery: “Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is the first Ancient Egypt documentary I’ve seen from the perspective of a full-Egyptian excavation team. No Brit, no Americans, just a people seeking their history. They humanize excavation of mummies. Giving life and honoring the lives of the dead.”

And finally, this fan summed up their feeling perfectly in gif form:

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on October 28th, 2020.

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