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This series of beautifully filmed docu-dramas included nicely-controlled acting, and is centred around the hitherto undiscovered antiquities of Ancient Egypt and the men who brought them, and their meanings, to the attentions of the world.

BBC One
1 Season, 6 Episodes
October 30, 2005
Action & Adventure, Drama, History
8.3/10
Cast: Andrew Sachs, Stuart Graham, Julian Wadham, Caroline Langrishe
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Egypt Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Two brilliant men -- an English scientist and a young French linguist -- race to unlock the hidden language of the pharaohs.

  • 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.

  • 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 prize that Howard Carter sought all his life yields more than anyone could imagine, including the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun himself.

  • 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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