Tales from the Tomb: Part Two

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History Documentary hosted by Lance Lewman, published by National Geographic in 2005 - English narration

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It is a world shrouded in mystery. The tombs of the ancient Egyptians were thought to be portals that would carry their inhabitants to a glorious afterlife. In modern times these burial chambers reveal fascinating stories of the rulers of ancient Egypt. No civilisation invested more faith, energy or money in ushering its citizens - particularly its royalty - comfortably into the afterlife than the ancient Egyptians. From Luxor and Saqqara to the Valley of the Kings, the distinguished embarked on their eternal voyage in magnificent grandeur. From the archaeological jigsaw puzzle the ancients left behind in their tombs, a portrait of a powerful, complicated culture has slowly been emerging.

[edit] Egypt's Warrior King

He was ancient Egypt's greatest warrior-king. A courageous commander, master tactician, and undefeated in battle. He was Tuthmosis III - known to present-day Egyptologists as 'Napoleon of Egypt.' But, how was this pharaoh able to conquer so many of his enemies and bring Egyptian imperialism to its zenith? National Geographic explores the factors that drove Tuthmosis III to excel as warrior. Follow his military campaigns on the sand-swept battlefields, and, with the help of modern-day archaeologists, watch as we put his ancient weaponry to the test.

[edit] Robbing the Dead

They strike at night, witchout warning, ransacking the tombs of Egypt's great kings and queens. These robbers of the dead have been stealing riches since the beginning of time. It's a centuries old cat-and-mouse game between tomb robbers and royalty. Learn how royal architects began fitting the pharaohs' crypts with anti-tomb raider features. Hear from the voices of these ancient robbers themselves, as they face the adventure, dangers, curses, intrigue, and profits involved in stealing from the dead.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 1 916 Kbps
Video Resolution: 704x400
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 256 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 52mn
Number Of Parts: 2
Part Size: 745 MB - 793 MB
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