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English, Traditional Chinese
- minutes (TBA)
BBC (UK) 2014
28 Jan 2016
If you think the treasures of Ancient Egypt are just gold, gaudiness and pyramids, think again. Alastair Sooke takes a surprising look at the real story of Ancient Egyptian art.
In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilization in history and uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages.
Stepping aside from the well-worn usual cliches of this era, he discovers how Egypt's unique melting pot of geography and culture created some of the most remarkable treasures the world has ever seen.
This is the story of how pharaohs protected a unique culture by carefully managing its art; how that culture flourished and lasted over 3000 years; and finally, how it collapsed in the wake of countless invasions, as the art became increasingly bizarre.
Alastair presents a fresh understanding of Egypt as he reveals that Egyptian treasures were not just about wealth and luxury they were also about faith, politics and death as he looks at them in a unique way; through the eyes of an art critic.
Episode 1 - The Birth of Art
Episode 2 - The Golden Age
Episode 3 - A New Dawn