Empires - Egypt's Golden Empire
Egypt's Golden Empire is part of amazing documentary
series Empires that recounts the tale of ancient civilisations from
Greece to Egypt or to more contemporary times eras such as Feudal Japan
or Napoleon Bonaparte. This DVD focuses on one of the most complex and
enduring empires of recorded history, that of ancient Egypt and features
a variety of dynasties. The documentary is narrated by Keith David, an
actor who starred in movies such as Pitch Black and the Chronicles of
Riddick. David does a remarkable job at recounting the tales of ancient
Egypt whose voice is perfectly suited for this series without over
emphasising or being too monotone.
The DVD features all three episodes from the series with the first
episode entitled Warriors Pharaohs which sets the stage for the entire
series with some of the most famous rulers of ancient Egypt. From the
vicious battle between the Nubians and the Egyptians to the formation of
the New Kingdom are just some of the segments that are contained in the
Episode two is entitled Pharaohs of the Sun and recounts the story of
Akhenaton who made sacrilegious changes to the religious system of
ancient Egypt by removing all gods with the one true god. The second
part of the episode features Tutankhamen, one of the most famous and
short-lived rulers of ancient Egypt who was believed to have been
The last episode is entitled The Last Great Pharaoh and goes into great
depths of one of the mightiest Pharaohs of all time, Ramesses II. This
series focuses on specific incidents and timelines of the Egyptian
empire but gives the viewer an in-depth view of this amazing culture.
Before the Romans were in Rome or the Greeks built their mighty empire,
there was one empire who ruled them all, the ancient Egyptians.
As with the previous series in this amazing documentary, the video
quality of Egypt's Golden Empire is quite exceptional for a documentary
series. The series is also presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (16x9
The audio quality of Egypt's Golden Empire is quite clear and audible
that is accompanied by a brilliant musical score to help draw viewers
into this rich and powerful empire. The series also supports Dolby
Digital 2.0 stereo.
In conclusion, Egypt's Golden Empire is probably my favourite series of
the entire Empires documentary and gives viewers a brilliant
re-enactment of this ancient culture. From the strangely deformed
Akhenaton to the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen and the powerful Ramesis II who
was believed to be the same pharaoh that Moses encountered, this is one
series that should be in everyone's collection.