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John Romer - Ancient Lives 1 of 4

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Published on Oct 16, 2013

How did ordinary Egyptians live in the time of the pharaohs? Renowned British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village just outside Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams.

Go inside the pharaohs' most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them. This four-part series provides fascinating insights into a civilisation now lost to the ages.

If you enjoy this programme, I highly recommend John Romer's recent book "A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid".
http://www.bookdepository.com/History...

N.B. - This is only uploaded here as I could not find it anywhere and it is, to my mind, the greatest documentary of it's kind. If you can support the author, John Romer, by buying his books and by buying a DVD / Blu-Ray release should it be made available, please do!

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