Production info

Ancient Egyptians
UK, 2003

Omar Berdouni
Directed by Tony Mitchell


Dramatized documentary series in 4 episodes (each 50-minutes) about extraordinary moments in ancient Egyptian history, with 'real' Egyptians playing all roles. The episodes are (1) The Battle of Megiddo, (2) Tomb Robbers, (3) Murders in the Temple and (4) The Twins. "Despite its numerous flaws, the series is quite an entertaining and innovative approach to making historical documentaries with a attention to detail and a certain amount of storytelling. The main question is whether ancient Egyptians is a historical documentary or a Gladiator-like series - but that's up to the viewers to decide." (source:

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