Each of the four separate episodes -rather independent chapters- presents some of the findings of Egyptology, largely in the form of realistically presented docudrama, a splendid spectacle ... See full summary »
Dramatization of the great discoveries of ancient Egypt, from the exploration of tombs in the early 1800s, to the unraveling of the Rosetta Stone to translate the ancient language on the tombs, to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
A history of Egypt as demarked by the men and women who lead her. Narmer, the first pharaoh, Snefru, the first pharaoh to commission a pyramid, Khufu (Cheops) the builder of the Great ... See full summary »
If you're into archeology, this is a program to watch
The program is well presented, drawing from legend, fact and speculation
equal measure. Bob Brier does a good job showing us what and who the real
Cleopatra was like. I was pleased they did not simply dub her as a
seductress as the usual view of her is, but as the intelligent learned
person she really was. The program moves through her life from childhood
her untimely death. It is obvious from the program that she was a woman
caught up in the events of her time.
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