The Great Egyptians

The Great Egyptians

1998 - 2004, History, Other
Bob Brier uses archaeological and medical evidence to explore the history of Egypt

Episode Guide

  • The Great Egyptians - Ramses the Great (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Ramses the Great

    Ramses the Great, known for military prowess and unsurpassed achievements in construction, suffered from crippling arthritis and a massive jaw infection.

  • The Great Egyptians - Akhenaten (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    The young pharaoh who may have suffered from a genetic disorder, built his own capital in the desert and founded a new religion.

  • The Great Egyptians - Hatshepsut (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    The daughter and also the wife of a king, Hatshepsut succeeded in ruling ancient Egypt for 22 years as king herself, wearing the pharaoh's false beard of authority and male garb.

  • The Great Egyptians - Tutankhamen (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Examining the short life of the boy king.

  • The Great Egyptians - Cleopatra (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Questioning the classic image of Cleopatra as a seductress; the ruler's undying dedication to her children.

  • The Great Egyptians - Sneferu (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    An iron willed pharaoh who figured out pyramid construction and built three.