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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Middle East Studies Series

"Recommended. Evocative camera work helps provide informative views behind the often mysterious veil of the Middle East." -Booklist
This exceptional collection of award-winning documentaries offers historical and contemporary studies of countries of the Middle East. Programs available on 20 DVDs, Digital Click for more

Egypt: Of Pharaohs and Fables

Egypt: Of Pharaohs and Fables

A robed horseman, leading his camels across desert sands, guides us into 5,000 years of human history. We begin in the city of Cairo with its spectacular Egyptian Museum; next in Memphis we learn of the fable of the Apis Bulls; on the Suqqara Plain we visit the oldest stone structure on Earth, the great step pyramid; then to Giza, home of the famous pyramids and Sphinx, and to learn about papyrus making. Next, we explore ancient Nubia, today known as the Sudan; then to Elephantine Island and the Temple of Philea; next Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser, the world's largest man-made lake; then the temples of Pharaoh Ramesses II; also the magnificent temples at Karnak and Luxor, once known as Thebes. Next, we explore the Valley of the Kings to relive finding Pharaoh Tutankhamun's treasures; then in Tell El Amarna we view a variety of temples; next we view life at an isolated oasis; then we visit Alexandria and its underground catacombs; next the Sinai Peninsula and Mount Sinai; and in conclusion we meet the tent-dwelling Bedouin, the nomads of Arabia. Produced by Trailwood Productions, Inc. 01/12DE SCA 90 min.
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