Quest for Ancient Egypt: Pioneers of Egyptology

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History Documentary hosted by Mark Donnely, published by EMS Productions in 2000 - English narration

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Egypt has forever been a captivating source of mystery and legend. But within her past lies a story seldom told. The QUEST FOR ANCIENT EGYPT is a graphic account of the men who sought to unravel the secrets of mankind's first great civilization. It was the first great civilization the Europeans began to explore. However, after two centuries it still remains a 6,000 years old mystery, and we do not know all the answers. Written by Daniel Diehl ; Directed by Mark Verkerk, Xavier Simon ; Produced by Ton Okkerse Series Produced by EMS Productions,Tesauro and CineTeve

[edit] Adventurers and Thieves

In the first episode we meet Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, founder of the Museum of the Louvre and traveler, who came to Egypt with the army of Napoleon (1798) and first described scientifically the Giza Necropolis, Jean-Francois Champollion, who devoted his life to decipher the enigmatic hieroglyphs, Giovanni Battista Belzoni - master in smuggling Egyptian monuments to European museums, the German Karl Lepsius, who first created the systematic study of hundreds of monuments, located on the desert areas of Egypt.

[edit] From Plunder to Preservation

In the second part we introduce Auguste Mariette and Gaston Maspero and their fight against establishing a law prohibiting wholesale of ancient Egyptian monuments and harboring them not only from greedy researchers, but also corrupt Egyptian government and the local thieves. The Egyptologist William Petrie introduced the first principle of order, a new method of chronology.

[edit] The Triumph of Science

The third part begins with the incredible story of Carter and Carnarvon, who accidentally discovered the greatest tomb - Tutankhamun. Also presented are an American scholar George Reisner, co-founder of modern Egyptology and Pierre Montet, who spent over 32 years in Egypt, trying to prove the biblical legend of the captivity of the Hebrews in the land of Egypt. The series ends with a look at the last and most successful Egyptologists, the work of Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Mohammed el-Saghir.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2309 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.324:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 49:49.000
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 894 MB
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