Ancient Egypt Unearthed
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Experts at this sort of production, this series of documentaries from the Discovery Channel features famed archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass as he "digs deep to uncover new clues regarding some of ancient Egypt's greatest mysteries." Of course they cover the basics- pyramids, pharaohs, and the famed Cleopatra, Nefertiti, etc.- but they also take it a step further, exploring things like Egypt's extraordinary military strength, the reason for their fast decline as a society, and the role that powerful women played in the country's rule.
The footage is stunning, and includes looks into tombs that have never before been explored, as well as detailed examinations of pyramids and other archeological and architectural wonders. The series comprises five complete Discovery programs: Egypt Uncovered, Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries, Secret's of Egypt's Lost Queen, Why Ancient Egypt Fell, and Women Pharaohs. This is truly a thorough look at the rise and fall of this incredible civilization.
Each episode features an in-depth look at one aspect of ancient Egyptian culture, exploring it in a way that's both fascinating and educational. On their own, each episode is interesting; together the series is incredible.
Although children and young adults will surely love this series, it's most certainly not just for kids; anyone with an interest in history, ancient civilizations, world politics, archeology, architecture, or world societies would certainly enjoy this series.
I was not aware of. I would recommend this to anyone interested in ancient history.
Disc 1 is a 1998 John Gwyn Production for S4C in association with Discovery Channel and La Cinquième comprising the following episodes:
* Chaos and Kings
* Pyramid: The Resurrection Machine
* Age of Gold
* Deities and Demons
* Mummies: Into the Afterlife
These 5 episodes are said to be based on the book "Egypt Uncovered" (ISBN 0714119113 hc 1998 British Museum Press) - aka "Egypt" (ISBN 978-1556708183 hc 1998 Stewart, Tabori & Chang) - by Vivian Davies & Renée Friedman. According to the Amazon.com Review, this book was published "to coincide with a five-part series on the Discovery Channel ... Written for general readers ...". In other words, the book is a TV documentary tie-in.
The narrator is Philip Madoc (1934-2012), a Welsh born RADA trained actor and linguist.
Disc 1 is the same as "Egypt Uncovered" released by Kultur in 2010. The Kultur release, however, was made for obsolete cathode tube TVs with an aspect ratio of only 1.33:1.Read more ›
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Very good DVD. Well produced. VERY informative. A great bargain.Published 8 months ago by wayne chambers
The more you watch it the better it get's. Very interesting and amazing all they did back then maybe there were ancient aliens that really built them!!Published 10 months ago by JLManyfaces
Quality picture and sound of dvd #1is very poor.the dvd was not sealed,probably was returned.the dvd #2 is excellent and mostly recent.Published 11 months ago by moha