Egypt's Golden Empire
This series tells the story of the most extraordinary chapter in the history of ancient Egypt - the rise and fall of the first recorded empire in history. This period - Egyptian New Kingdom - is the time when Egypt reached its apogee, becoming the most important, most feared and most exuberant nation on Earth. The empire was forged a thousand years after the time of the pyramid builders and lasted 500 years from 1567 BCE until 1085 BCE. Using the most ambitious dramatic recreations ever shot on location in Egypt for a documentary, the series reveals the extraordinary dynastic soap opera of the characters whose passions fueled the Empire. It uses the words of the pharaohs and those of the ordinary Egyptians who built the empire to reveal what really happened. These unique records replace myth with history and show the ancient people at work and play.
Egypt's Golden Empire Previous Broadcasts
The Warrior Pharaohs (Episode #101)
KQED Channel 9: Thu, Jan 5, 2006 -- 8:00 PM
By 1570 BCE, Egypt lies divided among foreign rulers. But Ahmose, one of the last Egyptian princes, rises to defeat the Hyksos and the Nubians. The New Kingdom is born, uniting Egypt once again. After Ahmose dies, Hatshepsut becomes the first female Pharaoh. Striving for legitimacy, she embarks on an ambitious building program and opens new trade routes. Her son and successor, Thutmosis III, campaigns extensively in the Near East, and brings much of the ancient world under Egyptian rule. The concept of "empire" is born.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 8, 2006 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 8, 2006 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2006 -- 5:30 PM
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Jan 7, 2006 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2006 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2006 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2006 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2006 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2006 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 5, 2006 -- 11:00 PM