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Title Ancient lives [videorecording] : unlocking the mysteries of daily life in ancient Egypt / Athena ; ITV Studios Limited ; a Central Production ; written and presented by John Romer ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton.

Publication Info. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2009]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (13 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note Documentary films.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Note Title and credits from container.
Performer Presented by John Romer.
Credits Music, Edward Wynne.
Note Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 1984.
Audience Not rated.
Summary British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village near Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams. Go inside the pharaohs' most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them.
Note Special features: Volume 1: "Who's who among Egyptian deities" featurette; "Real-life Indiana Joneses:" archaeologists of ancient Egypt featurette. Volume 2: "Pharaohs' Liquid Gold, the quest to recreate ancient Egyptian beer" featurette (a Tynes Tees production ; produced by Peter Mitchell ; directed by John Reay ; contributor, Jim Merrington ; 23 min. ; c1994); viewer's guide with maps, "The life of a scribe," a history of Egyptian script, "The making of Ancient lives" by John Romer, and more;.
Contents Disc 1. episodes 1-2 -- Disc 2. episodes 3-4.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Civilization, Ancient.
History, Ancient.
Egypt -- Social life and customs -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs.
Added Author Romer, John.
Spry-Leverton, Peter.
Mitchell, Peter.
Reay, John.
Merrington, Jim.
Wynne, Edward.
Athena (Firm)
ITV Studios.
Tyne Tees Television.
Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN 9781598283068
Standard No. 054961830695
Music No. AMP-8306 Acorn Media

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