Egypt

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (827)

Egypt was a fascinating and educational documentary series that aired on BBC One in 2005. Starring Andrew Sachs, Neji Nejah, and Elliot Cowan, the show explored the history and culture of ancient Egypt over the course of six hour-long episodes. Each episode focused on a different aspect of this ancient civilization, from their hieroglyphics and pyramids to their religion and daily life. The show did an excellent job of bringing the world of ancient Egypt to life, using stunning visuals, expert interviews, and dramatic reenactments to transport viewers back in time. One of the standout aspects of the show was its attention to detail. For example, the hieroglyphics were not simply displayed on the screen as static images. Instead, the show's producers used clever visual effects to bring the hieroglyphics to life, showing how they would have looked when they were first carved into stone thousands of years ago. Similarly, the reenactments were carefully crafted to be as historically accurate as possible, with costumes and sets that were painstakingly researched and designed. Another strength of the show was its use of knowledgeable experts. In addition to the presenters, the show featured interviews with historians, archaeologists, and other experts in the field of Egyptology. These experts provided valuable insights into the culture and history of ancient Egypt, and helped to contextualize the information presented in each episode. Overall, Egypt was an excellent documentary series that managed to bring the world of ancient Egypt to life in a way that was engaging and accessible for all viewers. Whether you are a history buff or simply curious about this fascinating civilization, Egypt is well worth watching.

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Seasons
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.
The Pioneer
101. The Pioneer
October 30, 2005
It's considered the greatest archaeological find ever. In 1898, Howard Carter stunned the world when he stumbled upon the tomb of Tutankhamun. But tragedy and controversy soon dogged his discovery. Carter's partner died suddenly, while Carter was refused entry into the tomb. Eventually he made his most incredible discovery: A solid gold coffin, a gold death mask and the mummy of a teenage king.
The Showman
102. The Showman
November 13, 2005
The extraordinary story of Giovanni Belzoni, an Italian engineer and circus strongman who became a legendary Egyptologist almost by accident. Finding himself destitute in Cairo, Belzoni joined the antiquities 'gold rush' as ancient sites were plundered for their treasures. But Belzoni soon found one of the most extraordinary and heavily decorated tombs of the ancient world.
The Rivals
103. The Rivals
November 27, 2005
When Napoleon's army discovered the Rosetta Stone, scholars believed they would now be able to decipher hieroglyphs. But it was not to be so easy. It would take a duel between two geniuses, French child prodigy Jean-Fran├žois Champollion and English scientist Thomas Young, to finally crack this ancient code. But controversy, illness and battles with the Church threatened to derail their efforts.
Description

Egypt was a fascinating and educational documentary series that aired on BBC One in 2005. Starring Andrew Sachs, Neji Nejah, and Elliot Cowan, the show explored the history and culture of ancient Egypt over the course of six hour-long episodes. Each episode focused on a different aspect of this ancient civilization, from their hieroglyphics and pyramids to their religion and daily life. The show did an excellent job of bringing the world of ancient Egypt to life, using stunning visuals, expert interviews, and dramatic reenactments to transport viewers back in time.

One of the standout aspects of the show was its attention to detail. For example, the hieroglyphics were not simply displayed on the screen as static images. Instead, the show's producers used clever visual effects to bring the hieroglyphics to life, showing how they would have looked when they were first carved into stone thousands of years ago. Similarly, the reenactments were carefully crafted to be as historically accurate as possible, with costumes and sets that were painstakingly researched and designed.

Another strength of the show was its use of knowledgeable experts. In addition to the presenters, the show featured interviews with historians, archaeologists, and other experts in the field of Egyptology. These experts provided valuable insights into the culture and history of ancient Egypt, and helped to contextualize the information presented in each episode.

Overall, Egypt was an excellent documentary series that managed to bring the world of ancient Egypt to life in a way that was engaging and accessible for all viewers. Whether you are a history buff or simply curious about this fascinating civilization, Egypt is well worth watching.

Egypt is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2005.

Where to Watch Egypt

Egypt is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Egypt on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (827)