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.
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 Narrator (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Howard Carter (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lord Carnarvon (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lady Carnarvon (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Evelyn Carnarvon (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Leonard (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Pierre Lacau (2 episodes, 2005)
Ali Halifa ...
 Carter's Reiss (2 episodes, 2005)
Arkin Chandaril ...
 Tutankhamun / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Neji Nejah ...
 Ay (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicola Liberos ...
 Ankhesamun / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Lynsey Baxter ...
 Sarah Belzoni (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Champollion / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Fuman Dar ...
 Ramesses II (2 episodes, 2005)
Tania Emery ...
 Rosine Blanc / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Nevan Finegan ...
 James Curtin (2 episodes, 2005)
Yousseff Hagag Hagag ...
 Hamer The Reiss / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Hamdy Heykal ...
 Henchman (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Giovanni Belzoni (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bernard Drovetti (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Henry Salt (2 episodes, 2005)
Mahmoud Sabit ...
 Alan Gardiner / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Caimakan (2 episodes, 2005)
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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.

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30 October 2005 (UK)  »

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Aigyptos: Oi megaloi exerevnites anakalyptoun ton hameno kosmo  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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The BBC at its best
21 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was not expecting to enjoy "Egypt" as much as I did - Egyptian history was never my thing. But the series started out well, with the relatively well-known story of Howard Carter and the discovery of King Tutankhamun and then got even better as it went on. If you'd told me that I would have been entranced by two hours of drama on the race in the 1820s to translate hieroglyphs I would have laughed - but that's exactly what the concise and intelligent scripts by Jonathan Rich that ended the series managed to achieve. I don't think there's another broadcaster in the world who would attempt something this bold, a series in which the educational content matches the entertainment value and which doesn't talk down to its audience. This is the BBC at its very best and I was delighted to learn that a 2-DVD set of the series will be out in February 2006. This is a series I will want to watch again, and savour.


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