Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001– )

TV Series  -   -  Documentary | History
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 94 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1701 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2005 titles
created 25 Apr 2013
 
a list of 159 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001– )

Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001– ) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2001  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, that chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece.

Stars: Paul Cartledge, Victor Davis Hanson, Keith Hopwood
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Robert H. Gardner
Stars: Ben Kingsley
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee
Egypt (2003)
Short | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Directors: Erich von Däniken, Christoph Frutiger, and 1 more credit »
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Ross King, Peter Guinness, Pip Torrens
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 586 B.C., the Babylonians lead almost all that remains of the tribe of Judah - the Israelites - to exile in Babylon. Only a few generations earlier, the northern tribes of the Israelites... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Rene Auberjonois, Jake Borowski
Inside Islam (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It is the second largest of the world's great religions, and the fastest growing. Its name comes from the word for peace, yet to many Westerners it is synonymous with terror. INSIDE ISLAM ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hufnail
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An examination of Islam, violence, and the fate of the non-Muslim world.

Directors: Bryan Daly, Gregory M. Davis
Stars: Abdullah Al-Araby, Walid Shoebat, Robert Spencer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: David Attenborough
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Michael Auslin, Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey, Richard Chamberlain
Into the Great Pyramid (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

For centuries, the Great Pyramid of Giza's secret chambers were hidden from the world. Now, National Geographic ventures inside.

Director: Cynthia Page
Stars: Laura Greene, Zahi Hawass, Mark Lehner
Empires (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The series follows four post-graduate men who are attempting to become professional video-game players in lieu of taking career jobs.

Director: Todd Sklar
Stars: Hina Abdullah, Davis Choh, Andy Cohen
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Glynis Brooks
(3 episodes, 2001)
...
 Narrator (3 episodes, 2001)
Nicole Douek ...
 Herself - London University (3 episodes, 2001)
(3 episodes, 2001)
David Holt
(3 episodes, 2001)
(3 episodes, 2001)
John Ray ...
 Himself - Cambridge University (3 episodes, 2001)
(3 episodes, 2001)
Paula Wilcox
(3 episodes, 2001)
...
 Himself - Under Secretary of State, Giza Pyramids / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Antonio Loprieno ...
 Himself - University of California, Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2001)
David O'Conner ...
 Himself - New York University (2 episodes, 2001)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Aigyptos - I hrysi aftokratoria  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Beautiful Piece of Anti-education
20 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Many images shown in this episode are totally inaccurate. First of all, the ancient Egyptians during the New Kingdom (1560 BCE-1080 BCE) never ate "corn" (maize) - which is a visual error repeated throughout this episode. Maize never existed outside of the Americas until after Columbus in 1492 CE. If the producers and writer were referring to the biblical reference in Genesis 42:3 of the Old Testament "So the ten brethren of Joseph went down, to buy corn in Egypt", the old word "corn" actually means "grain", which refers to barley or wheat. The Egyptians were very fond of beer, so a more accurate set of images would have been fields of wheat or barley waving along the river banks of the Nile.

The other major error displayed in this episode are the images of metalsmithes hammering and forging steel. Unfortunately, this was not likely from the beginning of "Part I" with Makare Hatshepsut to the end of Usermare Ramesses II (1503-1212 BCE) in "Part III" because refined iron tools and weapons did not start to transition out of the Eastern Mediterranean until around 1200 BCE . Richard Cowen, Geology, University of California, Davis (1967-2003) states that even though Nebkheprure Tutankhamun (reign:1334-1325) was found with an ornamental iron dagger and several small iron chisels, "(w)rought iron was usually softer than well-manufactured bronze, and rusted quickly". So how could they have carved a hard stone like granite? With, as others have suggested and shown, equally hard stones like dolerite. I know this because I have done a fair amount of stone sculpting myself. As long as your tool-stones (pounders and mauls) are harder than the working stone, you can do it. Interestingly, PBS has a NOVA online "Secrets of Lost Empires - Pharaoh's Obelisk" which explains some of these possible techniques.

It makes me wonder if there were other errors made of which I am not aware. What is most disturbing and intellectually dangerous about these colourful documentaries are that they are simple to understand and are also probably very popular, therefore they are like "anti-educational" tools, creating ignorance instead of knowledge. If you were to ask any child after watching this show "What were some of the foods eaten by these Egyptians?", I would bet you one of those rings of gold that they will say "corn" in the list of items. My suggestion is to look elsewhere for accurate educational information on Ancient Egypt.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?