Egypt

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (802)

This series of beautifully filmed docu-dramas included nicely-controlled acting, and is centered around the hitherto undiscovered antiquities of Ancient Egypt and the men who brought them, and their meanings, to the attentions of the world. The series originally aired on Sunday nights at 9 pm on BBC1 in 2005. The first two episodes explored the work of Howard Carter and his archaeological quest in Egypt in the early part of the twentieth century. The next two episodes focused on the eccentric explorer "The Great Belzoni" played here by Matthew Kelly. The final two episodes dramatise the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone by Jean-Fran

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The Secret of the Hieroglyphs
6. The Secret of the Hieroglyphs
December 4, 2005
Jean-Fran├žois Champollion visits Egypt at last, hoping to become the first person in over a millennium to read the inscriptions on its temple walls.
The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone
5. The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone
November 27, 2005
Two brilliant men -- an English scientist and a young French linguist -- race to unlock the hidden language of the pharaohs.
The Temple and the Sands
4. The Temple and the Sands
November 20, 2005
Giovanni Belzoni clears centuries of sand from the buried temple at Abu Simbel, and his life-changing quest leads him to the tomb of a great pharaoh.
The Pharoah and the Showman
3. The Pharoah and the Showman
November 13, 2005
An Italian circus performer describes how he became Egypt's greatest explorer; the 67-year reign of Egypt's most impressive pharaoh is explored.
The Curse of Tutankhamun
2. The Curse of Tutankhamun
November 6, 2005
The prize that Howard Carter sought all his life yields more than anyone could imagine, including the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun himself.
The Search For Tutankhamun
1. The Search For Tutankhamun
October 30, 2005
British archaeologist Howard Carter hunts for the tomb of Tutankhamun, fascinated by the tale of the boy who became king when he was just 9 years old.
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This series of beautifully filmed docu-dramas included nicely-controlled acting, and is centered around the hitherto undiscovered antiquities of Ancient Egypt and the men who brought them, and their meanings, to the attentions of the world. The series originally aired on Sunday nights at 9 pm on BBC1 in 2005. The first two episodes explored the work of Howard Carter and his archaeological quest in Egypt in the early part of the twentieth century. The next two episodes focused on the eccentric explorer "The Great Belzoni" played here by Matthew Kelly. The final two episodes dramatise the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone by Jean-Fran

  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (802)