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Egypt: beyond the Pyramids

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Overview

This two-disc set contains four documentaries about ancient Egypt. Those specials are Mansions of the Spirits, The Great Pharaoh and His Lost Children, The Daily Life of Ancient Egyptians, and Death and the Journey to Immortality. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include behind-the-scenes featurettes. This is a fine set for those ...
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Overview

This two-disc set contains four documentaries about ancient Egypt. Those specials are Mansions of the Spirits, The Great Pharaoh and His Lost Children, The Daily Life of Ancient Egyptians, and Death and the Journey to Immortality. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include behind-the-scenes featurettes. This is a fine set for those interested in the subject matter.
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Special Features

Behind-the-scenes featurette; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2001
  • UPC: 733961702255
  • Rating:

  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1- Vol. 1
0. Mansions of the Spirits
1. Cairo's Link [10:16]
2. Temple Of Carnac [5:59]
3. Carnac's Puzzle [5:04]
4. Abydos [5:39]
5. Ramses the Second [9:40]
6. Queen Hatshepsut [9:11]
0. The Great Pharaoh and His Lost Children
1. Ramses the Great [:35]
2. Valley of the Kings [6:43]
3. Lost Princes of Egypt [3:11]
4. Chamber of Three [15:45]
5. Tombs of Mystery [6:50]
6. Mapping the Temple [5:12]
Disc #2- Vol. 2
0. The Daily Life Of Ancient Egyptians
1. The Nile Valley [:01]
2. The City Of Mendes [8:22]
3. The Ram God [8:48]
4. Private Life [11:19]
5. Artisans [5:34]
6. Women Of Egypt [2:34]
0. Death and the Journey to Immortality
1. Death Rituals [:34]
2. The Underworld [9:17]
3. Making Mummies [7:49]
4. Ancient Vessels [4:00:00]
5. Pharaoh's Burial [:00]
6. The Golden Mummies [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1- Vol. 1
   Play Program
   Play Program
   The Making of "Egypt"
   Closed Captions
   DVD Productions Credits
Disc #2- Vol. 2
   Play Program
   Play Program
   Closed Captions
   DVD Production Credits
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enduring Spell of Ancient Egypt

    Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids, a two-DVD set, will enthrall both connoisseurs and neophytes. Superb photography, expert comments of Egyptologists, computer animation, and, last but not least, British actor Peter Woodward make this series stand out among the productions dedicated to Ancient Egypt. Woodward makes Ancient Egypt accessible to a wide audience by keeping his coverage both erudite and entertaining. In Volume I, Woodward first guides his audience through sites such as Karnak’s Great Temple, Queen Hatshepsut’s Deir el-Bahri, and the Temple of Abydos. Woodward complements his comments with the insights of Egyptologists to bring back to life these sites in all their splendor. Woodward then explores KV5, the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, under the guidance of Kent Weeks. KV5 still has some secrets to reveal to Weeks and his team because of the enormous task that the clearing of the mausoleum represents. In Volume II, Woodward first digs into the daily life of Ancient Egyptians. Woodward walks on site in the company of Egyptologists who provide viewers with a glimpse in the daily activities of ordinary Egyptians during the Antiquity. To the credit of the authors of this production, the life of ancient Egyptian women gets unusually extensive coverage. Woodward then delves into the spiritual beliefs of Ancient Egypt, which continue to fascinate. The quest for immortality is inseparable from human nature. To summarize, Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids ranks among the best productions ever made for a broad audience. This production is an invitation extended to spectators to go (back) to Egypt and to view these splendors and their creators for themselves.

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