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05-08-2012, 08:43 PM #1
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Egypt Uncovered - Series (2008)
This remarkable series makes the people, culture, and customs of ancient Egypt seen as vivid as if they existed today through superlative production standards, historical accuracy, and a well-developed structure. The five major parts of the series cover religion, government, culture, and daily life in ancient Egypt through the artefacts and hieroglyphic documentation found in tombs, temples, and homes of the period. In many cases, the archaeologist who explored the site is shown on-location and discusses the importance of the find and it has added to our understanding of ancient Egypt. Artefacts are shown in detail, giving as good (or better) a view as one could have in a museum. This excellent series would be an invaluable aid in understanding ancient Egypt, its importance in the ancient world, and the complexity of its society and culture. Fantastic new discoveries in Egypt have dispelled many of the theories the modern-day public has taken as fact, such as who built the pyramids, where and when the civilization began, and the everyday lives of the ancient Egyptian people. Shot on location at many sites off-limits to the public, and featuring many of the world's most noted Egyptologists, Egypt Uncovered offers a comprehensive look at the new archaeological discoveries that are changing what we know about ancient Egypt.
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.
Egypt Uncovered: Ep. 1, Chaos and Kings, Part 1 - YouTube
Part 2: Pyramid 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.
Egypt Uncovered: Ep. 2, Pyramid The Resurrection Machine, Part 1 - YouTube
Part 3: 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.
Egypt Uncovered: Ep. 3, Age of Gold, Part 1 - YouTube
Part 4: 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.
Egypt Uncovered: Ep. 4, Dieties and Demons, Part 1 - YouTube
Part 5: Mummies into the Afterlife
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.
Egypt Uncovered: Ep. 5, Mummies Into the Afterlife, Part 1 - YouTube