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Title Ancient lives [(DVD) videorecording] : unlocking the mysteries of daily life in ancient Egypt / Athena ; ITV Studios Limited ; a Central Production ; written and presented by John Romer ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton.

Publication Info. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2009]
℗1984
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 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  932.01 ANC    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (13 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Performer Presented by John Romer.
Credits Music, Edward Wynne.
Audience Not rated.
Summary British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village near Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams. Go inside the pharaohs' most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them.
Contents Disc 1. episodes 1-2 -- Disc 2. episodes 3-4.
Note Special features: Volume 1: "Who's who among Egyptian deities" featurette; "Real-life Indiana Joneses:" archaeologists of ancient Egypt featurette. Volume 2: "Pharaohs' Liquid Gold, the quest to recreate ancient Egyptian beer" featurette (a Tynes Tees production ; produced by Peter Mitchell ; directed by John Reay ; contributor, Jim Merrington ; 23 min. ; c1994); viewer's guide with maps, "The life of a scribe," a history of Egyptian script, "The making of Ancient lives" by John Romer, and more.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Egypt -- Social life and customs -- To 332 B.C. -- Videodiscs.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Videodiscs.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Videodiscs.
Civilization, Ancient -- Videodiscs.
History, Ancient -- Videodiscs.
Egypt -- Antiquities -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Romer, John.
Spry-Leverton, Peter.
Mitchell, Peter.
Reay, John.
Merrington, Jim.
Wynne, Edward.
Athena (Firm)
ITV Studios.
Tyne Tees Television.
Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN 9781598283068
Standard No. 054961830695
Music No. AMP-8306 Acorn Media
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