Egypt Detectives

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History Documentary narrated by Hamish Mcewan and published by Discovery Channel, National Geographic in 2004 - English narration

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Rebel pharaohs, obsessions with death and the afterlife, mysterious ancient identities, unexplained happenings… these are cases for the Egypt Detectives.

Join Egyptologist Dominic Montserrat and Archaeologist Miriam Cooke on their quest to unlock secrets surrounding the Ancient Egyptian World - from Giza to Luxor, through desert valleys to the River Nile, the Egypt Detectives leave no stone unturned in their captivating quests.

[edit] The Mystery of the First Egyptians

Since its beginning around five thousand years ago, the Ancient Egyptian culture has captured the imagination of the world. But despite the permanent reminders left by this enduring civilisation, mystery still surrounds the identity of its creators. The Egypt Detectives head out into the desert valley to uncover who the First Egyptians really were.

[edit] The Mystery of the Pyramids

Intrigue and mystery have always surrounded the pyramids. Mysteries abound about how and why they were built, but questions still remain unanswered about where they were constructed. With Miriam investigating the geology of the Nile Valley and Dominic the Egyptian religion and myth, the Egypt Detectives try and piece together some logic behind the geography of the royal tombs.

[edit] The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Stone

Egypt is full of mysteries. One of them is the pharaoh's moving statue which travelled thousands of kilometres without cranes , trucks or even a wheel. How was it done? Time to bring in the Egypt Detectives

[edit] The mystery of the Rebel Pharaoh

Akhenaten is ancient Egypt's most mysterious and puzzling pharaoh - for no apparent reason he destroyed the established religion of Egypt and moved 50,000 people to a lonely bay on the edge of the Nile, where he built a magnificent city from scratch. Why Akhenaten unleashed this astounding revolution has never been fully explained. Now the Egypt Detectives set about uncovering the real portrait of the rebel pharaoh.

[edit] The Mystery of Tutankhamun's Treasure

Archaeologists have made an astonishing claim that could change our understanding of the life of Tutankhamun forever. Many of the burial goods found in Tutankhamun's tomb may not have been his at all. Working with Tutankhamun expert Nicholas Reeves, the Egypt Detectives try to determine the daunting problem faced by his successors and how it was solved.

[edit] The Mystery of the Animal Mummies

For more than 3000 years, the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead using elaborate embalming methods, and buried them in style. But they didn't just mummify people. Follow the Egypt Detectives as they seek to uncover why the Egyptians mummified animals, and why so many.

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: ~950 Kbps
  • Video Resolution: 480x352
  • Video Framerate: 29.97
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio Bitrate: 127 kb/s @ 44,1KHz
  • Runtime per Part: 22 minutes
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 175 MB
  • Ripped by: Digital Distractions

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