In 1560 B.C., when Rome was still a marsh and the Acropolis was an empty rock, Egypt was already 1000 years old. Although the period of the pyramid-builders was long over, Egypt lay on the threshold of its greatest age. Led by a dynasty of rich personalities, we present the most extraordinary period in Egyptian history when the Egyptian Empire reached its zenith. This series reveals the dreams of the Pharaohs and ordinary citizens who created the first great empire in history.
A new dynasty emerges. Threatened from abroad, Rameses II leads an army north to fight the Hittites at Kadesh. The battle becomes his crowning achievement and the basis for a new period of stability and wealth.
The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one scientist, Dr Sarah Parcak, the astonishing antiquities already discovered are just a tiny percentage of what was left behind. Egypt What Lies Beneath is a visually stunning film which takes viewers on a remarkable voyage of discovery to unlock the history of ancient Egypt.
Ancient cities, palaces, temples and monuments are brought to life through computer animation in this landmark series accompanied by expert commentary and analysis by a team of leading historians, lecturers, scholars and authors.
The End Of The Age Of Pyramids - How did the most prestigious human civilisations decline and finally collapse? Archaeologists are excavating the sites where these civilisations once thrived to find new answers to these crucial questions. Their latest discoveries have given new keys to reveal the mystery of these ancient superpowers downfall. Drastic and sudden climate change, religious and political crisis: the first two episodes of The Twilight Of Civilisations investigates the downfall of the ancient Egyptian empire and the demise of Angkors kingdom in Cambodia. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in English & French) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC