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The Greatest Pharaohs.

Four part series to examine the lives of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt using expert interviews, computer re-creations, extensive location footage and the latest archaeological and scientific evidence.Part I: Narmer & Hor-Aha: the first pharaohs -- Abydos: City of the dead -- Saqqara and the Pyramid of Djoser -- Bringer of beauty -- Kings of the Giza Pyramids. This segment covering 3000 B.C. through 2500 B.C. tells of the master pyramid builder, Imhotep, and the Kings Narmer, Snefru, Hor-Aha and Khafre (Cheops) and others. Includes the building of the Giant Pyramid, the Great Sphinx and other architectural wonders. 54 min. Part 2: Twilight for the Fourth Dynasty -- The boy king -- Rebirth -- Man of power -- The new kingdom -- Queen Pharaohs -- Revenge. Covers 2500 B.C. through 1500 B.C. tells of the Kings Menkaure (Mycerinus), Userkaf, Pepe I and II, Mentuhotep I, Senusret III, Ahmose I, Tuthmosis I, II and II, and Hatshepsut, the first Queen of Egypt. Also includes the wonders of the ancient cities of Karnak, Luxor and Thebes. 42 min. Part 3: The heretic -- The horizon of the sun -- Image of the God of life -- Return to ancient Thebes -- Dawn of the 19th Dynasty. Covers 1500 B.C. through 1280 B.C. tells of the Kings Amenhotep, Akhenaton and his Queen, Nefertiti, King Tutankhamen, Ay, Horemheb, Ramses I and II, and King Seti I. 48 min. Part 4: The Great ancestor -- The legend of Kadesh -- The sea peoples -- The Pharaohs from Greece -- Til death do us part. Covers 1280 B.C. through 30 B.C. tells of the reigns of Kings Merneptah, Ramses II, and III, Queen Nefertari, Alexander the Great, and the remarkable life and loves of Cleopatra, and her consorts, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. 48 min.