Time Life Lost Civilizations Ancient Egypt VHS "Quest for Immortality" Ramses II

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,547) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122582427755 Time Life’s Lost Civilizations – Egypt: Quest for Immortality Narrated by Sam Waterston. DESCRIPTION: VHS: 48 minutes. Publisher: Time-Life Video & Television; (1995). The Year is 1922. Beneath the desert sands of Egypt, Howard Carter prepares to breach the final barrier between the modern world and the single most coveted prize in archaeology: the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, intact and untouched for thousands of years. The discovery of Tutankhamen’s undisturbed burial chamber provided an unprecedented glimpse into a civilization that continues to tantalize us in a manner that transcends mere historical interest. Now explore the timeless allure of a culture in which everyone, from farmer to pharaoh, believed that eternal life was not an abstraction, but a natural right. Learn how archaeologists are penetrating Egypt’s long-buried mysteries, from the science of preparing a mummy for eternity, to the art of composing a love letter in hieroglyphs, to the technology capable of raising the largest stone buildings ever erected by human beings. Through modern computer graphics and the ancient writings left by both commoners and kinds, experience the intriguing texture of past lives in a world where every death was a new beginning, and every tomb, from humble cave to towering pyramid, a “Quest for Immortality”. CONDITION: BRAND NEW. Still factory sealed. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Never before could you get this close to 7,000 years of history. Digital effects technology and dramatizations re-create rituals and events, from the bloodletting of Maya kings and a pharaoh's last journey to the secret pleasures of a Roman empress. Original location cinematography in 25 countries takes you from Cuzco in Peru to Petra in Jordan, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet. Computer graphics restore Egypt's pyramids and the Great Wall of China. Part 1: Mesopotamia: return to Eden. Part 2: Ancient Egypt: quest for immortality. Part 3: Aegean: legacy of Atlantis. Part 4: Greece: a moment of excellence. Part 5: China: dynasties of power. Part 6: Rome: the ultimate empire. Part 7: The Maya: the blood of kings. Part 8: The Inca: secrets of the ancestors. Part 9: Africa: a history denied. Part 10: Tibet: the end of time. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: These full cast productions with sound effects and music will bring history to life in your imagination. Adapted from the highly respected Time Life Books series "Lost Civilizations", viewers of all ages will enjoy these journeys to the lands of “lost civilizations”. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The episode begins with the re-enactment of the mummification of the most powerful pharaoh of ancient Egypt, Ramses II. The question is left to the viewer, will the attempt to achieve immortality be realized? After the introduction music, which is full of what one would call Egyptian overtones, the story continues. We then move on to the story of the discovery of Tutankhamon's tomb. A re-enactment of the discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter is shown. The tomb treasures are shown, and an entirely reconstructed tomb is shown, which is very interesting. Commentary is made from time to time by Dr. Phil Silverman, former curator of antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Further commentary is made by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian Egyptologist in charge of the Giza Pyramid Plateau project. The story goes on to show the ancient belief system of the ancient Egyptians, and how they wished to be buried on the west bank of the Nile River. It is pointed out that the journey of the sun from east to west is, and this is the reason why the Egyptians buried their dead "to the west". All Egyptian necropolis are on the west bank of the Nile. A wonderful reconstruction of an ancient Egyptian ritual is shown at this point. The expedition of Napoleon and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1798 gave birth to the modern science of Egyptology. With the Rosetta Stone, written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, ancient Greek, and Demotic, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing could now be deciphered. Now, the long dead civilization could speak again. Another way to achieve immortality is to have your name remembered. In this way, Ramses II achieved immortality for sure, as his monuments and his name survive throughout Egypt today. In this way, Ramses achieved the immortality he sought, and also in that his mummy is still with us, preserved and in the Cairo Museum in Egypt. All in all this is an excellent introduction to ancient Egypt, and it puts forth factual information and knowledge. I recommend it highly. REVIEW: 1995 saw the release of a new series, "Lost Civilizations". Originally aired on NBC, Time-Life has released the series on VHS video. Episode 1, "Egypt: Quest for Immortality", begins the series. A very good documentary series, and this episode in particular is quite excellent. REVIEW: Very informative and entertaining. Tells of the major ancient civilizations in chronological order. Wonderfully made to be able to show to middle school students and be entertaining for adults. A “perfect 10” documentary. I always ship books, video and audio recordings via Media Mail in a padded mailer. This video recording is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). 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