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It was the world's most important ancient civilization and lasted longer than any other. In this exciting four-part miniseries, HISTORY explores the technology, culture, religion, wars and peace that unified Egypt for 3,000 years. PLANET EGYPT investigates Egypt's legacy through portraits of its most influential Pharaohs: King Narmer, who united the disparate tribes of Upper and Lower Egypt into the first Egyptian Empire; Thutmose III, who expanded and secured Egypt's borders; Amnenhotep III and his revolutionary son Akhenaten, who attempted to break the power of the priests and reorganize the traditional role of religion; and Ramses II, the great builder of temples and tombs who devoted his life to the cult of death. Threaded throughout are intimate details of typical Egyptian daily life. From feats of engineering and the most ambitious construction projects in history, to its obsession with life, death and immortality, the amazing story of ancient Egypt still astounds us today.
DISC 1: Birth of an Empire / Pharaohs at War
DISC 2: Temples of Power / Quest for Eternity