Pyramid

Pyramid

Streaming Video - 1988
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How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology, and religions of Egypt's people, combining live footage and animation. Take a rare look at the mummy of Ramses II and buried treasure in the sacred Valley of the Kings.

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COURIER3
Oct 22, 2017

Excellent documentary found on dashboard with animation to help tell the story. We may never know for sure how those large stones were moved so high. Fascinating. Excessive slave labor maybe have been used?????

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akirakato
Sep 04, 2015

This is a documentary produced for PBS (public broadcasting service), originally produced in 1988, based on the book by David Macaulay.
The film explores with David Macaulay the history, archaeology, mythology and religion of ancient Egypt when monarchs built pyramids with secret chambers to preserve their mummified bodies for eternity.
Using cinema-quality animation, Macaulay tells the story of the kings, their courts and the fascinating culture of the ancient Egypt.
It is the ancient "Egypt 101."

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