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Ancient Egyptians

  • 2003
  • Drama

Summary

Each of the four separate episodes -rather independent chapters- presents some of the findings of Egyptology, largely in the form of realistically presented docudrama, a splendid spectacle by peplum-standards, yet unusually true and hence surprising for non-specialist viewers in various details. Remarkable is the revealed contrast between the image-building clichés presented by the official, mostly monumental sources, glorifying deified pharaohs' glorious reign and triumphs and 'celestial' deities, and the more mundane reality, deduced largely from other archaeological findings, showing more human vices, misery, crime...

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NarratorBernard Hill
Chef ethiopienAlain Aswani
Chief of PoliceAlain Aswani
NarratorJeremy Sisto
PriestRon Fehmiu
PaweroNoureddine Ayari
Nitheme, aged 32Ichrak Berraoui
VizierOmar Azzouzi
AmenpanuferHoucine Bouhcine
High PriestAbderrahim Daris
MidwifeNaima Bouhmala

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