Investigate Ancient Egypt as this four-part documentary series brings to life the land of the Pharaohs at the time of the great dynasties.
Filmed in the deserts and river deltas of Egypt and Morocco, Ancient Egyptians showcase the ancient stories spanning over 1,500 years.
Ancient Egyptians is a vivid realisation of life in the land of the Pharaohs at the time of the great dynasties. Filmed on location in Egypt and Morocco, these four one-hour films tell the true stories of real people who lived in ancient Egypt.
In recreating these ancient stories, wherever possible the characters’ real words and thoughts are used, in the ancient Egyptian language.
Costume and design are based on meticulous research into the wealth of real material that has survived from ancient Egypt at different periods.
Visual effects play an important part in recreating the scale and visual richness of the ancient Egyptian’s world, whether it’s a working day in a temple, or an army on the march.
Episode 1: The Battle of Megiddo
A young and inexperienced Pharaoh faces a Syrian rebellion that threatens to end his reign. Despite being outnumbered, he sets out to nip the rebellion in its bud.
Episode 2: The Tomb Robbers Tale
Corrupt pyramid workers are on the take, robbing the very people who employed them. Will the Nubian police force be able to capture the gang when even their own boss seems to be on their bankroll?
Episode 3: Murder in the Temple
With Egyptian power on the wane, the priests of Amun seek to form a political marriage with the Pharaoh regardless of the consequences.
Episode 4: The Twins
In Memphis, two twin girls are left destitute by their mother who has taken their share of the inheritance – with nowhere left to go, they seek refuge in the Serapeum temple.
- Release date2003
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Tony Mitchell
- Production companyWall to Wall Television