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The Ancient World episode 2 - Engineering Ancient Egypt
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The Ancient World episode 2 – Engineering Ancient Egypt

The Ancient World episode 2 - Engineering Ancient Egypt: Through their superlative buildings, the legacy of the Egyptian empire continues to enthrall people to this day.     Yet these incredible structures were made over 4,000 years ago. Historian Bettany Hughes explores what drove the people of this ancient civilisation to build on such a massive scale. The story is told through the reigns of two pharaohs - Khufu and Ramesses II. Separated by 1,200 years, they both ruled during…

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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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