The Pharaoh in the Suburbs

The Pharaoh in the Suburbs

Series 3



The story of how fragments of a 36-foot ancient statue depicting the pharaoh Psamtik where discovered in a working class suburb of Cairo. Psamtik's 54-year reign from 664BC had been previously dismissed as a period of decline for Egypt, but the high quality of this statue has led to a reassessment of his rule. The programme reveals how he defended his country from two invasions and may have had a cultural influence on the ancient Greeks.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Mark Bazeley
Director Luke McLaughlin
Executive Producer Dan Chambers
Executive Producer Andra Heritage
Series Producer Michael Douglas
Documentary Arts