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Unlocking the mysteries of DAILY LIFE in ANCIENT EGYPT
How did ordinary Egyptians live in the time of the pharaohs? Renowned British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village just outside Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people’s daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams.
Go inside the pharaohs’ most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them. This four-part series provides fascinating insights into a civilization now lost to the ages.
As seen on public television.
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16-page viewer’s guide with maps, The Life of a Scribe, a history of Egyptian script, The Making of Ancient Lives by John Romer, and more.
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One of the world’s foremost archaeologists, John Romer led the Brooklyn Museum’s expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramesses XI. Since 1979, he has served as president of the Theban Foundation, an organization for the preservation of Egyptian royal tombs.
My VHS copy is quite worn as I have viewed these tapes many, many times.
Older students ready for a deeper exploration of Egyptian life, filled with rich detail will gobble up the wealth of knowledge that's found in Ancient Lives.
The image quality is quite good and, while there is some small hiss in the audio, the narration and music sound good.
a very pleasant change from the usual documentary format. The historian has a very appealing down tone manner and his stories are fascinating. Quite a good seriesPublished 5 months ago by just me
The opening screen warns you that as this material was filmed years ago, it did not match modern film standards and may be noticeable on DVD playback. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karl E. Weaver
Romer is a master historian and story-teller. In this video he explores the lives of the ordinary people of ancient Egypt as they went about their lives building the royal tombs... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sonnenstadt
If you enjoy reading textbooks then you will love this video. I purchased this to possibly show to my 6th graders as part of an Egyptian History Unit. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniel C. Bowcutt
I have read very book Romer has written. After reading Ancient Lives, PBS did a 4 part series on it in 1984 and I taped it on VHS. I watched it ocer 100 times. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Fred Pedemonti
Excellent, educational, and a lot of fun. I wish I had Romer as a professor or tour guide. Now I want to go back to Egypt so bad.Published 11 months ago by Robert Davis Jr.
I have watched this so many times. I love it. John Romer is the best. His love and respect for the Egyptian people is so evident in this video series. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. Dooley
This is my favorite of all the tv shows I've ever seen about ancient Egypt. I looked for this on tape or dvd for years and could find only the book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anita Barbour