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Engineering Ancient Egypt

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Part two of the documentary. Historian Bettany Hughes examines how pharaohs Khufu and Ramesses II, who reigned 1,200 years apart, oversaw great periods of architectural ambition. The ancient Egyptians are known for their pursuit of immortality, and structures like the Great Pyramid of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, which were built more than 4,000 years ago, proved the enduring strength of the empire's legacy and remain a source of fascination today.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Bettany Hughes
Director Yavar Abbas
Executive Producer Alison Turner
Executive Producer David McNab
Executive Producer Tom Brisley
Producer Yavar Abbas
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