Temples, Tombs and Mummies

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

From the birth of an empire to its quest for eternity, enter the realm of Ancient Egypt's incredible monuments.

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Egyptian Warfare
19. Egyptian Warfare
February 27, 2007
Though remembered mostly as a cultured civilization, new evidence reveals that Egypt invested heavily in war technology. Some of these weapons were brand-new inventions and were used in massive battles.
Anc Myst: Lost Mummies
18. Anc Myst: Lost Mummies
October 2, 1997
Learn the story of the ancient Incas' bizarre death cult. The Incas worshipped their mummified ancestors, held lavish banquets for them, and even dressed them in fine clothes and exquisite jewelry.
Mummies: Tales From The Egyptian Crypts
17. Mummies: Tales From The Egyptian Crypts
June 23, 1996
Explore the burial places of the mummies, the construction of the pyramids during the annual flooding of the Nile, and how the mysterious Sphinx helped bridge the gap between the living and the dead.
Sphinx Of Egypt, The
16. Sphinx Of Egypt, The
November 19, 1997
With the head of a man and body of a lion, the brooding figure of the Great Sphinx stands guard over the pyramids of Giza. But speculation still abounds regarding the circumstances of its birth.
Secrets of Egypt
15. Secrets of Egypt
September 8, 2017
The discoveries of Ancient Egypt have been among the highest profile archaeological finds in history. But with so many contenders, which Top 10 secret has had the biggest impact on our view of Ancient Egypt?
Ancient Egypt: Iconic Structures
14. Ancient Egypt: Iconic Structures
September 21, 2006
Discover how monumental masterpieces including the Great Pyramid, the Library at Alexander, the Temple of Karnak, the Sphinx, and obelisks were designed and built using only the most primitive tools and brute labor.
Tomb Of The Lost Mummies
13. Tomb Of The Lost Mummies
January 26, 2009
Don Wildman embarks on a quest to explore the massive engineering might of Cairo, where the Pharaohs' ancient secrets lay hidden deep below the vast deserts of the Nile.
Egypt's Great Queen
12. Egypt's Great Queen
November 20, 1997
Hatshepsut took the title of pharaoh when acting as her stepson's regent. Her unique tomb as well as statues of her as bearded king hint at her vast power, but rivals vowed to erase her from history. Why?
Egypt: Engineering An Empire
11. Egypt: Engineering An Empire
October 9, 2006
Egyptian temples, fortresses, pyramids, and palaces redefined the limits of architectural possibility and served as a warning to all of Egypt's enemies: The world's most advanced civilization could accomplish anything.
Sex in the Ancient World: Egypt
10. Sex in the Ancient World: Egypt
August 7, 2009
The discovery of a seemingly pornographic 3000-year-old papyrus prompts an investigation into its true meaning. Is it a message to the Gods, part of a fertility ritual, or simply evidence of erotica?
Secrets Of The Mummies
9. Secrets Of The Mummies
March 12, 2007
Enter a realm of temples, tombs, and mummies to find out exactly how the Egyptians prepared the dead for the afterlife and why these sacred practices disappeared.
Who Built Egypt's Pyramids?
8. Who Built Egypt's Pyramids?
January 24, 2005
The great Egyptian pyramids of Giza have inspired awe, wonder, and fierce speculation. Learn more about the competing theories behind their construction.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
7. The Egyptian Book of the Dead
August 22, 2006
Follow the ancient scroll from its creation around 1800 BC to its rediscovery (and theft!) in 1887 AD and see how a new generation is reexamining the ancient text for wisdom that can still affect our inner lives.
Egypt Beyond The Pyramids: Death And The Journey To Immortality
6. Egypt Beyond The Pyramids: Death And The Journey To Immortality
October 4, 2001
Egyptian civilization was based on the hope of eternal life after death. Explore the secrets of the religion, learn more about Egyptian burial practices and methods, and unravel the secrets of mummification.
Egypt Beyond The Pyramids: The Great Pharaoh And His Lost Children
5. Egypt Beyond The Pyramids: The Great Pharaoh And His Lost Children
October 2, 2001
Take a historical mystery tour through the mysterious and long-forgotten KV5, the tomb of several of sons of Ramesses the Great, which proves to be ancient Egypt's greatest family mausoleum.
Birth of An Empire
4. Birth of An Empire
October 9, 2011
Discover how both war and peaceful collaboration laid the foundations for an Egyptian success story lasting more than 3000 years.
Pharoahs at War
3. Pharoahs at War
October 9, 2011
How did Egypt maintain its relative independence for 3000 years? The answer may lie in the reign of Thutmosis III, who conquered more land than any other pharaoh but still prioritized peace and stability.
Quest for Eternity
2. Quest for Eternity
October 16, 2011
How could a society apparently obsessed with death survive for so long? Discover how Egypt's specific belief in the afterlife was essential to the longevity of its civilization.
Temples of Power
1. Temples of Power
October 16, 2011
To what degree was Egyptian cult part of Egypt's success story? Discover the power of Egypt's religious tradition in this examination of Akhenaten's ill-fated revolution.

From the birth of an empire to its quest for eternity, enter the realm of Ancient Egypt's incredible monuments.Temples, Tombs and Mummies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2011.

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  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2011