The Story Of Egypt

March 2018

S1 Ep4 - Invasion

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This final episode charts how Egypt’s enemies exploit a country weakened by internal strife, ultimately leading to its destruction. In Sudan, Joann finds the forgotten story of Nubian Kings, who ruled Egypt from their homeland for a century. In Upper Egypt, Jo finds the Saites, who took the tradition of mummification to extremes by preserving animals; and the founder of one of the greatest cities on earth, Alexander the Great, before Egypt fell to the Romans.

S1 Ep3 - Zenith

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Egypt grows more powerful. At the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings, Joann explores the dizzying heights Egypt reaches under its greatest pharaoh, Amenhotep III. This is Egypt's golden age, but it's threatened by the growing power of Kamak's priests. Exploring Akhenaten and Nefertiti's strike back; Tutankhamen's rectification and early death; and Egypt's fate in the hands of Theban 'priest kings', Egypt lays bare, making way for a new era of foreign invaders.

S1 Ep2 - Chaos

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In one of Saqqara's last pyramids, Joann uncovers evidence of famine as the young Egyptian state suffers a worsening climate; Egypt is plunged into the dark ages and civil war. Joann tells the story of small-town leaders rising through the ranks and those who fought in the bloody battle; she reveals how Canaan settlers tried to infiltrate; how pyramids were reserved for Egypt's kings and queens; and the great ousting by Theban rulers who lead the way for Egypt's largest Empire.

S1 Ep1 - The Road To The Pyramids

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The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans 5000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, but also an evolving society full of inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans and pioneers. In this new 4-part series, Professor Joann Fletcher is going to pull together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can relate to. In the first episod...