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Egypt Uncovered: The Complete Ancient Epic

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Using modern technology and the latest archaeological findings, world-renowned Egyptologists breathe life into one of history's most fascinating cultures.

Chaos and Kings
The ancient Egyptians are the most enduring civilization of all time. But only now have scientists discovered that the roots of this great people may be much older and probably did not begin along the banks of the Nile. 70 miles west of the Nile in the Egyptian desert lies the first crude monuments to fallen kings.

The Resurrection Machine
Scientists have long believed that the pyramids were built as resurrection machines for fallen pharaohs. These structures allowed the pharaoh to ascend into the afterlife. Now, new discoveries in the Valley of the Kings point to more structures that were connected to the ancient pyramids. Remnants of temples, mortuaries, and other enclosures seem to point to an even more sophisticated belief system.

Age of Gold
Believing gold was the flesh of the sun god, pharaohs stopped at nothing to acquire it. Evidence suggests that the tombs of ancient pharaohs were systematically robbed in order to finance the burials of future kings. King Tutankhamen's tiny tomb is the only royal Egyptian tomb found intact with all the magnificence. But how did the Egyptians get their gold and keep it? From Hyksos, to the Minoans, to the Kushites in the Sudan, the Age of Gold flourished.

Deities and Demons
Ancient Egyptians used gods to understand the forces of nature and the complex world around them. They created a world full of rituals that let all people communicate with gods and hope for an afterlife. Priests and Pharaohs were the only ones allowed to enter the temples of the gods, but scientists now believe that the statues of the gods were taken out for the public to worship during elaborate festivals.

Post Mortem
The 'curse' of the Egyptian mummies may be cures for modern disease. Studying the organs of the ancient mummies allows scientists to locate ancient disease strains and fight modern diseases by identifying their cores, the parts of the diseases' DNA that has not changed.

Director: Jeff Morgan
Editor: Frank Burgess
Executive Producer: Cenwyn Edwards
Tomi Bednar Landis (Discovery Channel)
Ann Julienne (La Cinquieme)


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  • Actors: n, a
  • Directors: Jeff Morgan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 247 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003L16F68
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,673 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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There is another video collection of Discovery Channel videos titled "Ancient Egypt Unearthed." It contains all 5 of the videos in this collection, plus a second disk with additional videos. I see complaints here about the size of the display on this collection - the other collection has the videos optimized for 16 x 9 widescreen televisions. Egypt is a wonderful place and we need to learn all we can about this fascinating land, but you'll be much happier with the other collection - Ancient Egypt Unearthed
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This is a great 5-part (50 min per episode) program about ancient Egypt. One star is deducted because Kultur authored the programs in non-anamorphic widescreen. If you no longer use a 4:3 TV, you get to watch a postage-stamp sized picture on your widescreen TV (black bars on top and larger black bars on the sides). Hell, the picture is even smaller than you would see when watching a standard 4:3 program on a widescreen TV. I would ramp my review up to 5 stars if Kultur would remaster this title! Don't be fooled by the 16:9 widescreen format listed on the back--unless, of course, you're still watching on a 4:3 TV!
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For a fraction of the costs of an archeology program, relax at home and enjoy this marvellous DVD about an extraordinary civilization. You will not regret it!!!
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I have a large DVD collection on Egypt its history as well as its culture. The Discovery channel also has a DVD named Ancient Egypt Unearthed that contains a lot of the same information found in this DVD set. However, this DVD set Egypt Uncovered has a chapter on Post Mortem that goes into the current study of mummies that is allowing scientists to fight modern diseases. This chapter alone is worth viewing if you have these other DVDs. If you are just starting out in studying Egypt this DVD would make for a good starting point. I still recommend it.
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I received 3 DVD's on Egypt all at the same time. They were in perfect condition. I love anything about Ancient Egypt and I would recommend these DVD's to anyone who is interested in Ancient Egypt..
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Great! I ordered it and got it in a timely manner.
The DVD was in great condition.
No fuss - no Muss.
Very pleased.
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I loved this Documentary series because it was very entertaining and covered every aspect of early Egyptian life and answered at lot of questions that were posed.
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