The Face of Tutankhamun
Egyptology... I am a nut and when I discovered that the old documentary
series, the Faces of Tutankhamun was released on DVD, I was ecstatic.
Who better to review a DVD on ancient Egypt than someone who finds the
subject fascinating and with the neutral opinion of impulsegamer.
Originally, the Faces of Tutankhamun was aired in Australia during the
1990's that stars the delightful and quite British Christopher Frayling
who not only takes us through the life of the boy king but also Howard
Carter to give us a full picture of how these two lives are forever
The first episode takes us through the early life of Howard Carter and
how this sickly boy grew a fondness for this ancient culture. Originally
a draftsman while in Egypt, Howard soon found him under the tutelage of
one of the modern founding fathers of archeology that assisted Carter
become one of the most famous archeologists of all time.
series gives the reader interesting facts about Carter such as how this
semi-British aristocrat preferred the companionship of modern Egyptians
thanks his European counterparts. All the clues of Carter's greatest
discovery are slowly pieced together such as finding the name of
Tutankhamun to eventually unleashing this ancient tomb, almost untouched
since the young boys death.
other documentaries focus on the opening of this tomb, the history of
Tutankhamun and also the famous curse that plagued this discovery that
puts scientific fact behind the superstition.
some dry documentaries that give too much information to the viewer, the
Faces of Tutankhamun showcases this information in an entertaining way
and give a variety of interesting titbits such as how the Europeans use
to purchase mummies in order to display these ancient corpses at dinner
only drawback to this DVD is the video and audio quality, however with
so much ancient Egyptian goodness, there is little to complain. Highly