Engineering Ancient Egypt

10:00pm Saturday, March 19 on M4

Historian Bettany Hughes explores how Egypt’s two greatest pharaohs built their way to immortality. Through their superlative buildings, the legacy of the Egyptian empire continues to enthrall people to this day. The story is told through the reigns of two pharaohs – Khufu and Ramesses II. Separated by 1200 years, they both ruled during periods of incredible architectural ambition. Under Khufu, the Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed; while under Ramesses II the temples of Abu Simbel came into being. Prod/Dir:Yavar Abbas; Prod Co: Darlow Smithson

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