Building the Great Pyramid

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History Documentary hosted by Michael Pennington and published by BBC in 2003 - English narration

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For four thousand years men have marvelled at the Great Pyramid of Giza and asked two questions: how was it built and why?

To answer those questions we will travel back in time. By combining the latest archaeological research with the most up-to-date visual technology we can for the first time see the Pyramid through the eyes of the men who built it.

Not quite documentary, not quite drama, this reenactment of a fictional conscript's life building the Great Pyramid of Giza is best described as docudrama. Omar Sharif voices the thoughts of the aged Nakht remembering the moment Egyptian soldiers drafted him into the king's service.

The 57-minute film re-creates the boat trip up the Nile and his ascent through the ranks, from delivering water to helping haul 2.5-ton blocks up ramps for the king's tomb. Interspersed are narrator Michael Pennington's historical assertions, along with contrasting footage of what the pyramid looks like today.

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  • Video Codec: XviD MPEG-4 codec
  • Video Bitrate: 1619 KB/s
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Video Resolution: 656 x 368
  • Audio Codec: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio BitRate: 192 KB/s
  • Audio Channels: 2 Ch
  • RunTime: 00:57:41
  • Framerate: 29.97 FPS
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 747 MB
  • Ripped by gavin63
  • Subtitles: Yes

Extras (as above unless otherwise stated)

  • Video Bitrate: 1525 KB/s
  • RunTime: 00:15
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 175. MB
  • Ripped by gavin63
  • Subtitles: Yes

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English subtitles for this release can be found here. (Extras)
Portugese subtitles for this release can be found here.

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DVD cover and disk label for this release are available here.

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BBC - History - Building the Great Pyramid

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