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The intriguing four-part series The Adventurers is about maverick explorers searching for vanishing populations, lost cultures and hidden cities - proving that there are people and places out there that the rest of us are barely aware of.

Andrew Gregg, director, writer and producer of all four episodes of The Adventurers , explains the genesis of the series: "Cultures all over the world are on the brink of disappearing," Gregg says. "We started out wanting to profile Ian Mackenzie and his work with the Penan of Borneo and then we were drawn to other scientists who have been working to resurrect the stories of lost peoples. It was an amazing experience and I think that shows up in the films. They are filled with exotic adventure and incredible discoveries."

For 400,000 years, a remote Egyptian oasis has been inhabited by waves of people- from stone age man to modern-day Muslims. Egyptologist Tony Mills and his team are unearthing artifacts and examining skeletal remains of "the other Egypt," far away from the pyramids and the Nile. The sands surrounding the Dakhleh Oasis conceal mysteries of life dating back long before recorded history - back before the Sahara Desert even existed.

The Adventurers was produced by Gordon Henderson of 90th Parallel Productions and Michael Allder of The Nature of Things.

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