Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Journey 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pyramids were built by my ancestors who are melenated people's, not mid-eastern, not Arabic and definitely not White!
Wow that's a lot of digging
This isn't about mummies...
very interesting ive been to the vally of the kings myself only 3 tombs were open though
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.
want to watch this doc but it says no embeddable videos are currently selected for this player? some1 help if they can
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
thanks a lot for the upload
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
Thanks. And, what a coincidence, I myself am off work for the second day now fighting a bad case of the flu... :(
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.
Ooops, seems like I got you wrong :)! My apologies! Peace
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.
Interesting. I want to see the pyramids at least once in my life.
"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...
i just love this site ...thanks again ;)
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.
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
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.
Great doc, am always fascinated about King tut. Pyramids, Egyptology, etc:
What happened to "The Sphinx"?
The pyramids were:
1. Not built by the Egyptians.
2. Not built to be used as tombs.
fire one up alen
I LOVE this stuff. We should all realize by knowing where we've been, can enlighten where we are and where we are going.
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.
This is one of my favourite subjects. Thanks for the upload V. Gonna enjoy it here in my bed with a dubie:)