Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt

History  -    -  Playlist 30 Comments
7.27
12345678910
Ratings: 7.27/10 from 33 users.

Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient EgyptJourney back to the rich and fantastic world of Ancient Egypt - a world where animals could magically jump out of a hieroglyph and change the meaning of your writing.

Where giant pyramids were a gateway to the afterlife. Where a king's ransom could buy an elaborate 70-day process that would guarantee the eternal preservation of your corpse.

The world's greatest Egyptologists and the latest computer technology bring this extraordinary world to life. We'll unlock the secrets of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, decipher long-secret hieroglyphs and explore the glittering sepulcher of the legendary Tutankhamun.

We'll even get an inside look at the recently discovered KV-5, believed to be the family tomb of Ramses the Great.

The documentary takes an interesting look at mummies by describing the culture and its world view that made mummification important.

The film takes a look at the process of mummification first, then the burial situations, the monuments inspired by their views on life and death, and the language of hieroglyphics.

There is a section on Tutankhamun's tomb as well as a bit of information on KV 5, the suspected burial tomb for Ramses II's sons.

More great documentaries

guest

30 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Cat Magic
Cat Magic
6 years ago

Sorry my comments are broken up into 3 seperate ones. An edit function might be nice, but i just want to say that earlier comments seem to indicate a longer, more complete video, while Chrystal, below, seems to concur with me that there is no mummy info at all, as well all the other missing info. Maybe the site moderator can look into what happened to the majority of the video, which is clearly just cut off at 9 minutes.

Cat magic
Cat magic
6 years ago

I meant 168 minutes, not 158. Also the vast majority of the info in the description is missing. There is no mention of mummies at all.

Cat magic
Cat magic
6 years ago

Its shown as being 158 minutes long but its only 9 minutes.. Also the volume is pretty low. Its hard to hear on my phone or tablet.

mikejones
mikejones
7 years ago

The Pyramids were built by my ancestors who are melenated people's, not mid-eastern, not Arabic and definitely not White!

David Treaster
David Treaster
10 years ago

Wow that's a lot of digging

Chrystal Brawdy
Chrystal Brawdy
11 years ago

This isn't about mummies...

flowershoe
flowershoe
12 years ago

very interesting ive been to the vally of the kings myself only 3 tombs were open though

elithe1
elithe1
13 years ago

I like how this doc goes into great detail of the tombs, pyramids, and livelihood of the Ancient Egyptians but depicting Pharaoh's as Caucasoids is a big NO-NO.

makandwa
makandwa
13 years ago

want to watch this doc but it says no embeddable videos are currently selected for this player? some1 help if they can

Avatar
Avatar
13 years ago

Good documentary.

The age of the Pharoahs reminds me of Iron Maiden's song Powerslave:

Into the Abyss I'll fall - the eye of Horus
Into the eyes of the night - watching me go
Green is the cat's eye that glows -
In this Temple
Enter the risen Osiris - risen again.

Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave
I don't wanna die, I'm a God,
Why can't I live on?
When the Life Giver dies,
All around is laid waste,
And in my last hour,
I'm a Slave to the Power of Death.

When I was living this lie - Fear was my Game
People would worship and fall -
Drop to their knees.
So bring me the blood and
Red wine for the one to succeed me,
For he is a man and a God -
And He will die too.

Now I am cold but a ghost lives in my veins,
Silent the terror that reigned -
Marbled in stone
A Shell of a man God preserved -
For thousand ages,
But open the gates of my hell -
I'll strike from the grave

Eesha
Eesha
13 years ago

thanks a lot for the upload

Kaiako
Kaiako
13 years ago

I have flu also:( Just thought I would join in the flu group!
Great site Vlatko - I check it everyday to look for new fodder

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

@ Ramus,

Thanks. And, what a coincidence, I myself am off work for the second day now fighting a bad case of the flu... :(

Ramus
Ramus
13 years ago

@WTC7
At the moment I'm off work with cough, headache, hot & cold flushes and muscle cramps so I'm a bit bad tempered and bored. No offence meant.

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

Ramus,

Ooops, seems like I got you wrong :)! My apologies! Peace

Ramus
Ramus
13 years ago

@WTC7
Exactly, I'm glad you agree. I mean whats the point in going to all that trouble to free foreign relics from slavery when their home city has the nerve to want them back. Imagine if Iraqi's wanted their gold back from the Americans, it's just too uncouth to think about it.

Charles B.
Charles B.
13 years ago

Interesting. I want to see the pyramids at least once in my life.

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

"and wants Britain to return all of its Egyptian artefacts……"

How dare he ask for the stolen artifacts be returned to where they belong! How distasteful...

afly_on_the_wall
afly_on_the_wall
13 years ago

i just love this site ...thanks again ;)

Ramus
Ramus
13 years ago

The inclusion of Zahi Hawass in this doc relegates it to propaganda. This guy has his own agenda and is known to be a racist. He bars release of findings if he doesn't agree with them and wants Britain to return all of its Egyptian artefacts...... Yeah not gonna happen mush.

Mad at the world
Mad at the world
13 years ago

@Intbel
1. Might have been their slaves? or maybe spooky aliens o.O
2. Agreed but its debated as to what their real purpose was/is

peco
peco
13 years ago

all that was shall pass...all that is shall pass in two thousand years what will they say about us.? we are at the beggining of the end of our turn of history.

Achems Razor
Achems Razor
13 years ago

Great doc, am always fascinated about King tut. Pyramids, Egyptology, etc:

Joseph Haran
Joseph Haran
13 years ago

What happened to "The Sphinx"?

Intbel
Intbel
13 years ago

The pyramids were:
1. Not built by the Egyptians.
2. Not built to be used as tombs.

sonny corbi
sonny corbi
13 years ago

fire one up alen

TheyCallMeMrChase
TheyCallMeMrChase
13 years ago

I LOVE this stuff. We should all realize by knowing where we've been, can enlighten where we are and where we are going.

Waldo
Waldo
13 years ago

Diagrams of the pyramids and explanations of who built them and for what purpose, explains the mummification process and how the practice originated and why. very interesting, definetly worth the watch. I would say a nine on a scale of one to ten, if your interested in these subjects.

See, I just had one of those ancient alien folks argue to me that they had never found a mummy in a pyramid, that they were built by aliens as some type of structure to capture energy from the subterranean earth. I am totally ignorant about Egyptology but I strongly believed he was wrong, maybe no bodies but at least funeral items. Plus I did read enough ancient history to know that certain records kept in hieroglyphics talk about the pyramids, if aliens were there someone would have wrote something about it in my opinion. Thats not the sort of thing you leave out, especially for these primitive people. Seeing an alien or space ship would have freaked them out to no end, surely they would have recorded it.

Alen
Alen
13 years ago

This is one of my favourite subjects. Thanks for the upload V. Gonna enjoy it here in my bed with a dubie:)