Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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History Documentary narrated by Frank Langella and with Bob Brier and published by History Channel in 1996 - English narration

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Journey back to the rich and fantastic world of Ancient Egypt a world where animals could magically jump out of a hieroglyph and change the meaning of your writing. Where giant pyramids were a gateway to the afterlife. Where a king's ransom could buy an elaborate 70-day process that would guarantee the eternal preservation of your corpse. Join the world's greatest Egyptologists and the latest computer technology for this extraordinary program which brings the fabled world back to life. Unlock the secrets of the pyramids and the sphinx, decipher long-secret hieroglyphs and explore the glittering sepulcher of the legendary Tutankhamun. And get an inside look at the recently discovered KV-5, believed to be the family tomb of Ramses the Great. Frank Lagnella narrates this extraordinary investigation into MUMMIES AND THE WONDERS OF ANCIENT EGYPT.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

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  • Video Codec: Divx6
  • Video Bitrate: 1600
  • Video Resolution: 720x544
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio BitRate: 192kbps 48kHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: 52
  • Number Of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 700
  • Ripped by maga998

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