Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|National Geographic Engineering Egypt|
Director: Yavar Abbas
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/13/2007
William R. Drake | Nevada City, CA USA | 01/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 90 DVD goes into considerable detail about the lives and accomplishments of two of Egypt's great pharaohs: Khufu, who built the great pyramid at Giza, and Ramses II, who created an amazing temple carved out of the cliff face at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt. In addition, there is a lot of information about how the ancient pyramids were built and about the ancient Egyptian belief systems regarding immortality. Dramatizations, historical information and pictures of these two remarkable engineering feats keep the video interesting. Very educational and very well done."
Jenny J. | Westerville, Ohio, USA | 01/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not the big Egyptologist in the family (that's my hubby's place), but this show not only held my interest (never a given) but it also caused me to learn a few new things (always good at any age, even mine). It's not something I give frequent thought to, but when the subject comes up, as it did in this well-presented video, I'm extremely amazed at the extraordinary accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians. These folks engineered extremely complicated works thousands of years before my forebears in Europe had any clue on how to build long-lasting works (unless you count Stonehenge, which doesn't fare well in a comparison with the Great Pyramid, or most of the smaller pyramids, or other many Egyptian feats of engineering). As a novice-approaching-intermediate Egyptologist, I would recommend this video to same. (Experts may be underwhelmed -- I can't really speak from that perspective.)"