In the second episode, Joann explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe. In one of Saqqara\’s last pyramid complexes, Joann uncovers evidence of famine as the young Egyptian state suffered a worsening climate and political upheaval. With depleted coffers, Egypt was plunged into the dark ages and civil war. With the land fractured into many small states, Joann tells the story of small-town leaders rising through the ranks.
In a little known tomb in Thebes, Joann uncovers stories of warriors who fought in the bloody battle which eventually would mark the reunification of Egypt. This burial represents the world\’s first recorded war cemetery and the rise of Thebes. The country was reborn, resuming grand building projects for Egypt\’s mighty kings and bejewelled queens.
Joann reveals how settlers known as the Hyksos tried to infiltrate the government and take the throne. But their rule was short-lived as they were ousted by southern rulers who laid the groundwork for Egypt\’s largest empire.
Source: BBC Two-HD TS[AVC/AC3] DDD
AVC 1080i > x264 720p (H264 high @L4.1 AVCHD) 2pass approx. 3.3Mbps
AC3 2.0 original stream mux [Dolby Digital]
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Size: 1.46Gb – 1/3 DVD
Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher 2 of 4 – Chaos CC HDTV x264 AC3 720p
Published on: Jan 12, 2016 @ 10:07