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Ancient Mysteries

  • Season 3
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Arts
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Episode 2: The Pharaoh in the Suburb

Summary

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.

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NarratorMark Bazeley

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DirectorLuke McLaughlin
Executive producerDan Chambers
Executive producerAndra Heritage
Series producerMichael Douglas

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