SCI FI Channel has announced it is giving the green light to RelicQuest, a new reality series hosted by documentary filmmaker Bruce Burgess, which will center on the search for history's greatest relics and artifacts. The one-hour show will premiere in early 2009.
RelicQuest is an action and adventure series that travels the globe with Burgess, who guides the viewer in a first-hand exploration down mysterious roads to uncover objects fabled to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for both ancient and modern cultures.
Traveling to Cairo, Burgess attempts to solve the riddle of who Moses really was and to unravel the true story of what happened on Mount Sinai. Burgess will also go to the ruins of Montsegur Castle to investigate the Holy Grail of the Cathars, a small cup that was said to have enormous healing and spiritual powers. Other journeys will take viewers to Amman, Jordan, on the trail of the Armageddon Priscillian Codex, a sought-after document said to be a prophecy for the alleged "end times."