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Egyptian Old Kingdom
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Death on the Nile

Professor Fekri Hassan attempts to determine why the Egyptian Old Kingdom, the civilisation of the great pyramids, collapsed around 2200 BC. Can science show that terrible forces of nature were to blame – even driving people to cannibalism?     Clues come from the remote deserts of southern Egypt, the glaciers of Iceland and a dramatic and unique archaeological find in the Nile delta. Scientists gather for a new series attempting to explain the dis-appearance of ancient civilisations. This first…

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