Out of Egypt 1 Season 2009
Amazon Instant Video
1. Flesh and Bone Whether it's the finger of a Catholic saint or a mummified baboon in Egypt, humans have long treasured the physical remains of their hallowed dead. Kara Cooney examines relics all over the world to find out why we give such power to sacred flesh and bone.
2. Out of Egypt: Shape of the Gods Pyramids are found throughout the world. They tell the story of ancient builders in search of a sacred shape. What did the pyramid mean to ancient peoples? Why did they try so long to perfect it? Why today do we still build such massive buldings?
3. Sins of the City Kara Cooney finds that life in cities isn't part of an inevitable march towards progress. Living in cities may actually cause more problems than it solves. But 12,000 years ago, a change in human behavior determined the very nature of modern civilization.
4. Birth of the Devil The devil - a symbol of all that we fear. But for the ancient Egyptians, and other early civilizations, the devil simply didn't exist. Somewhere in the course of human history, a force of pure evil began to emerge - and the devil was born.
5. Disposal of the Dead Kara Cooney examines mummies, tombs, graves, and burials all over the world to find out how different cultures prepared their loved ones for the afterlife. What do their different practices say about our relationship with the dead - and the living?
6. Eye for an Eye Violent images carved on Egyptian temples. Human sacrifice at an Aztec Pyramid. Witches burned alive in Salem. The torture chambers of the Spanish Inquistion. Kara Cooney traces the dark link between religion and violence running throughout human history.
|Producers||John Cavanagh, Kara Cooney, Neil Crawford, Dave Freed, Bechara 'Bicha' Gholam, Chaz Gray, Robert Kirk, Michelle LeDoux, Rob Lihani, Susan Winslow|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
A riveting exposition of ancient Egyptian culture and its ties to the global community throughout history.Published 15 days ago by Stephen Ward
See my headline that says how much I like this program. Have more please, updates, and free as it is supposed to be.Published 14 months ago by rebecca
Great show. Basically a very good intro to ancient cultures along with anthropological interpretations for modern times. I watched the whole series twice in one week!Published 14 months ago by Glencora Murphy
I loved this series. It was very interesting and compared the the Egyptians to other very old civilizations and their similarities even though they had no contact what so ever with... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susie72
Most documentaries about old Egypt do not make their homework. This documentary, in the other hand, do more than any other I have seen.Published 15 months ago by Gilberto Ramirez
It was very informative! Obviously a great research is done for this documentary! It is amazing how easily we can have access to all these info easily!Published 15 months ago by Sadie
If you like history , you'll love this !! Relax and watch. You'll catch up on a lot . I really liked this!!Published 16 months ago by Grace
We love hunting instant videos for documentaries that we can use for class. Out of Egypt keeps you engaged and Kara Cooney the host is excellent.Published 16 months ago by fgjay