Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt [2 Pack] (DVD)

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Synopsis

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 4: King Tut
This fourth episode of A&E's series Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt examines the tomb of King Tut the first royal tomb ever discovered intact within Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The events of the tomb's discovery and excavation are discussed, as well the display of the tomb's contents and the curse that some believe claimed the lives of many involved in the initial exploration. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi, Rovi

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 3: Hieroglyphs
This third episode of A&E's series Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt examines the hieroglyphs, the writing system of ancient Egypt. An in-depth discussion of their initial translation is offered, including the crucial role played by the Rosetta stone. Also discussed is the lasting and continuing impact of the ancient wisdom thus decrypted. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi, Rovi

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 1: Great Pyramids
This first episode of A&E's series Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt examines the pyramids, perhaps the region's most salient feature. New theories are offered to explain the construction of these monolithic structures. Also included are discussions of the religion and worldview that allowed such structures to be built. Also included are brief histories of the exploration of each pyramid. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi, Rovi

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 2: The Sphinx
This second episode of A&E's series Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt examines the Sphinx, the massive and enigmatic half-cat, half-man that squats just above the sands of Egypt. The video examines the history of the object from its origins to the latest attempts at its restoration. Also included is a discussion of its desecration by Napoleon's troops who used its nose for target practice. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi, Rovi


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