Treasures of Ancient Egypt is a History Documentary programme.

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Alastair Sooke tells the story of ancient Egyptian art through 30 extraordinary masterpieces. Tracing the origins of Egypt's unique visual style, he treks across the Sahara and travels the Nile to find the rarely seen art of its earliest peoples. Exploring how this civilisation's art reflected its religion, he looks anew at the Great Pyramid, and the statuary and painting of the Old Kingdom. Sooke is amazed by the technical prowess of ancient artists whose skills confound contemporary craftsmen. episode 1.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Treasures of Ancient Egypt next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 28th, 12:00am and on BBC 4 March 29th, 12:00am. See more...