Legends of the Pharaohs on SBS – Legend Of The Pharaohs is a documentary series that brings to life extraordinary true stories from the age of the Pharaohs.
Based on the most recent research, with dramatic location filming, the series captures the energy and immediacy of a living world, the drama of real lives, and the splendour of the most fascinating civilisation in the ancient world.
This thrilling second series will bring back to life Egypt’s great pyramid builders and trace one century of epic construction, from the first true pyramid built by Djoser until the third and last Pyramid of Giza.
Season Two, Episode One: Birth Of The Tutankhamun Dynasty
In the autumn of 1922 Howard Carter had just discovered the tomb and stupendous treasure of Tutankhamun, a pharaoh forgotten by history for 3300 years. The last descendant of a family which ruled Egypt for eight generations, he was still just a child when he acceded to the throne.
Among his ancestors were some of the most fascinating characters of all antiquity: The female pharaoh Hatshepsut… the sublime Nefertiti… or even the enigmatic Akhenaten.
Legends Of The Pharaohs – New Season Premiere – Friday, 21 July at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand
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