Ancient Lives



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Ancient Lives provides an insightful and detailed look into the lives of the ancient Egyptians. Helmed by acclaimed Egyptologist John Romer, this series explores daily life as it took place several thousand years ago in a small village near Thebes. Romer and his colleagues explore residential ruins and enter lavishly decorated tombs to explore the relics inside. Artifacts found in the village ruins are used to reconstruct daily life for the average Egyptian; viewers learn how these people lived, ate, worked, and worshipped. Ancient Lives also explores many of the famed tombs of the great Pharaohs; cameras are brought inside the tombs themselves to show viewers the priceless tomb relics in their original context. Examination of these remarkable tombs also provides clues about the thousands of artisans, craftsmen and laborers who worked to build and beautify the final resting places of Egypt's royalty. Romer also provides a fascinating look into tomb raiding, and explains many methods the ancient Egyptians used to secure their tombs against future desecration and looting.moreless

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 10/21/1984

Season 1 : Episode 4

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Documentary, Science


Anthropology & Archaeology, History