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In Search Of History - Ramses the Great (History Channel) (2004)

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F6ZBLW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,959 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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He was 25 years old when he claimed the double crown of Egypt. By the time he died at age 92, he had transformed his nation and carved out a place in history as one of the most fabled rulers of all time RAMSES THE GREAT. In this definitive program, commentary from leading historians and extensive location footage help uncover many mysteries behind the life and rule of the legendary ruler. How did he succeed to the throne despite not being the crown prince, and once there, how did he secure his power? Was he responsible for the Exodus, or was one of his sons? What motivated him to carry out the greatest building program in Egypt since the pyramids, and did the same thing drive him to sire over 100 children? By exploring these and other questions, an intimate portrait of a long-vanished ruler emerges. And a look at a newly discovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings promises to reveal his complete story.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Ramses good not great August 28, 2008
By Bruce
Ramses the Great has all the advantages and disadvantages of a programme produced by the History Channel. It is a well-produced programme, that gives a good over-view of the life of a well-known character from ancient history and this over-view is driven by narration from world-renowned experts on this period of history. However, it does force these experts to make statements about motivation and feelings for which they have no evidence (and which must embarrass them). These, however, were an advantage for me because they led a group of 15-16 year olds to discuss the methods and motivations of the historian and the problems of the lack of clear evidence for much of the ancient world. I would recommend this, but advise the viewer to take it with a pinch of salt.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good February 10, 2014
For a one hour documentary it was pretty good. There are a number of suppositions by archaeologists that are iffy as another review has state. But they do not start into 11 minutes into the show. The History Channel did a pretty good job here. The ending of the show with recent discoveries in KV5 tomb/tunnels (Theban mapping project) was interesting. It is worth a view especially when you can find it out there you know where.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LEARNING ABOUT HISTORY December 19, 2012
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THE MOVIE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. IF WHAT TO KNOW ANYTHING RAMSES. THIS IS THE MOVIE TO WATCH. MY FRIENDS ENJOYED IT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ramses is pretty good December 30, 2008
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The dvd did a good job of assessing the life of the Egyptian leader Ramses II. In an hour you get a general overview of his life.
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