National Geographic film crew at Jebel Barkal in 2020.

The National Geographic documentary "Flooded Tombs of the Nile," filmed during winter 2020, premieres in North America tonight, Monday, August 16, at 10 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. 

The film follows archaeologists as they dive into a flooded pyramid near the Nile to search for a king's burial that could reveal clues about the ancient kingdom of Kush. It focuses on the work of Pearce Paul Creasman at the pyramid site of Nuri, and also includes the Kelsey-sponsored excavation at Jebel Barkal, which is directed by Geoff Emberling.