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Alain Aswani ...  Chef ethiopien / ... 2 episodes, 2004
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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 by peplum-standards, yet unusually true and hence surprising for non-specialist viewers in various details. Remarkable is the revealed contrast between the image-building clichés presented by the official, mostly monumental sources, glorifying deified pharaohs' glorious reign and triumphs and 'celestial' deities, and the more mundane reality, deduced largely from other archaeological findings, showing more human vices, misery, crime... Written by KGF Vissers

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Ancient Egyptians
21 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a fine production of events that are preserved in ancient documents, letters and hieroglyphs from Ancient Egypt..The sets and costumes are well done and the acting representing these events is quite superb..I am familiar with Ancient Egypt and the representation was as good as you can get with digital enhancement that a novice would appreciate..I recommend this video to anyone with some interest in that period and it was enlightening in it's portrayal of everyday human events from thousands of years ago..The effort made in this video to bring back the events of this period was on a high scale and I sincerely wish that any other portrayal of Ancient Egypt will use this video as a guideline for future quality productions..


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