"Egypt, 4000 years ago, a land of strange rituals and savage cruelty..."
(trailer of The Mummy, 1959)

Welcome to the Ancient Egypt Film Site! This site offers an elaborate overview of motion pictures and tv movies that prominently feature Egyptology and ancient Egypt, its monuments or sites. Looking for those magnificent mummy films, or films featuring pyramids or Cleopatra? This is the site to visit!

More than 1000 movies, television films and episodes from television series are featured here.

The film and television productions that qualify for mention on this site either have the story set in ancient Egypt, set in modern times with flashbacks or travel back in time to ancient Egypt, or in modern times have an ancient Egyptian object or person somehow influence the storyline in a minor or major degree. Such productions are only listed if their ancient Egyptian content has been properly verified.

The listings presented here were gathered on basis of careful research done on the Internet, in books and by watching and collecting many movies and tv films. Though I did everything possible to give a complete overview, some films or television episodes may still have escaped my attention. If there is anything missing that you think should be included, please let me know!

Let me conclude by stating that, looking at the evidential volume of material presented here, I dare say that Ancient Egypt as a theme is bigger than any other movie theme from the ancient world, including Greece and Rome. It has for too long been sidelined as a small annex to the Roman theme, which it clearly is not.

  Hans van den Berg

NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It reports these materials to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material on this site is provided solely for the purpose of non-commercial, non-profit educational use, comment, scholarship and research. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason all images are limited to low resolution thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate money or profit in any way and does not use cookies.

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