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Documentary > History & current affairs

The secret world of the queens of the Nile 2x52'

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Theme(s):
History & current affairs
Producer(s):
éclectic production / France 3
Director(s):
Frédéric Wilner
Year:
2007
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
Worldwide

France 3 - éclectic production

Through original reconstitutions by CGI, here is an investigation from Giza to Sudan into the QUEENS of ancient Egypt who may well have crossed the centuries but have always remained mysterious for most archaeologists and Egyptologists. Women held a unique place in the history of Egypt of the pharaohs and its three thousand years of political domination and cultural enlightenment. Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Nefertari and Hatshepsut have etched themselves in subsequent imaginations a lot more forcefully than the great pharaohs. Yet the elements about them are few and far between. There is more to learn about them today, for the queens of the Nile are for the most part enigmas. There are so many questions. Queens of the Nile is an investigation that digs deeply into the times by talking about the richest pages of Egyptian history. This terrific journey will take us from Giza to Luxor, from Tell el-Amarna to Meroë. Other available format = 110'