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Building the Great Pyramid
Building the Great Pyramid
Actors: Hisham Abdullah, Mohamed Awad, Marc Bator, Christian Brückner, Tom Hewitt
Director: Jonathan Stamp
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2003     0hr 58min

For four thousand years men have marvelled at the Great Pyramid of Giza and asked two questions: how was it built and why? To answer those questions we will travel back in time. By combining the latest archaeological resea...  more »


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Actors: Hisham Abdullah, Mohamed Awad, Marc Bator, Christian Brückner, Tom Hewitt
Director: Jonathan Stamp
Creators: Peter Greenhalgh, Jonathan Stamp, Malcolm Daniel, Marc Corrance, Steven Manuel
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, History
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

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Neil | 03/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i don't know who wrote the review giving this show 1 star ... Watching it i was just pleased to see someone trying to visualise Ancient Egypt rather than go through the various (constantly repeated) mysterious , multi-million dollar book selling,... (atlantean) theories. It seemed to be based on the latest conventional archaeology and gave a broad view of how the workers would have lived and the pyramid erected. A visual treat set against a plethora of acedemic documentaries that abound in this field."
Stunningly realistic
Peter Gerlach | Portland, OR | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've come to expect generally good fare from the BBC, and this was no exception. The visual richness of Egytian life and scenery along the Nile was unbelievably real - it looks like a film crew was transported back to 2400 BC to make this engrossing saga. The main character was marvelously genuine and real, as were the many supporting people. I appreciated that the answer to "Why were the pyramids built?" was artfully woven into the unfolding story, letting us glimpse something of the political and spiritual beliefs of these amazing people.

I highly recommend spending an hour 4,500 years in the past, watching the remaining Wonder of the World being built, and glimpsing the lives of those who accomplished this."
Watched this docudrama on Discovery HD
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The BBC story of building the great pyramid as told by Nakht (a fictional conscript). It is beautifully told. This is a visually stunning reenactment of what it must have been like to have lived and worked at the time. We follow his story from the time he was a child being told that he owed everything to the king. Then the day he was conscripted and his journey to Gaze where he embarked on a journey through life. There is no space alien speculation or secret powers.

There is really no time for any in-depth Egyptology but the story will hold your attention and is worth re-watching.