Engineering an Empire: Egypt

Overview

Join actor and historian Peter Weller for a feature-length look at the monumental masterpieces that withstood the test of time to dazzle even the most advanced of 21st Century architectural enthusiasts. These are the engineering accomplishments that have confounded historians for centuries, and virtually gave birth to the science of structural engineering. Nearly two millennia before the Romans were building the most basic of shelters, Egypt's pharaohs were driving their architects to expand the boundaries of ...
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Overview

Join actor and historian Peter Weller for a feature-length look at the monumental masterpieces that withstood the test of time to dazzle even the most advanced of 21st Century architectural enthusiasts. These are the engineering accomplishments that have confounded historians for centuries, and virtually gave birth to the science of structural engineering. Nearly two millennia before the Romans were building the most basic of shelters, Egypt's pharaohs were driving their architects to expand the boundaries of human potential and create one of the world's earliest superpowers. From 3000 BC to the fall of Ramses the Great in 1212 BC, cutting edge computer graphics are complimented by interviews with the world's most celebrated historians to offer a captivating look at the society that created such wonders as the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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Special Features

Behind the scenes featurettes: Inside Look, From the Director's Chair, and Everything You Want to Know About Egypt; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2006
  • UPC: 733961760460
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,403

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History Channel Presents: Egypt - Engineering an Empire
1. Opening [3:28]
2. Menes: 3000-2938 BC [10:13]
3. Djoser: 2667-2648 BC [10:18]
4. The Age of Imhotep [5:39]
5. Snefru: 2613-2589 BC [13:55]
6. Sesostris III: 1870-1831 BC [7:12]
7. Hatshepsut: 1473-1458 BC [10:00]
8. Amenhotep IV: 1352-1366 BC [10:11]
9. Seti I: 1294-1279 BC [8:04]
10. Ramesses II: 1279-1212 BC [9:20]
11. An Empire's Epitaph [2:02]
12. Credits [:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- History Channel Presents: Egypt - Engineering an Empire
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Play All
   Bonus: Featurettes
      An Inside Look at Egypt With Peter Weller
      From the Director's Chair
      Everything You Wanted to Know About Egypt
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