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The last episode of this fascinating series highlights the way in which scientists can now reveal how the ancient Egyptians live and died.
The Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods, and that every aspect of life in this world and the next was controlled by supernatural beings. The gods had to be appeased at all costs.
This remarkable story unfolds as we recount the wars waged between local Egyptian Princes and their despised foreign rulers, the Hyksos Kings.
Designed as stepping stones to a happy afterlife, the great pyramids of Egypt were not isolated phenomena but rather representations of a religious and architectural evolution which stemmed from a tradition of elaborate tomb-building.
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- Premiered: October 30, 2005
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The stories behind important archaeological discoveries in Egypt are spotlighted. (more)