Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Today on Far Future Horizons we travel back in time to visit Ancient Egypt and its seven magnificent wonders.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Egypt is one of the earliest civilizations on Earth with over 3000 years of ancient civilization and over 2000 years of modern Egypt which is what we can see today. The civilization concentrated on the lower reaches of Nile River, which is the life force for the empire. Over 3000 years ago, the Egyptians had created some of finest monuments the world has ever seen and till now, many hidden mysteries still laid beneath the desert of Egypt.

Temple of Ramesses 2, Abu Simbel

Great Sphinx of Giza

At the dawn of history, the ancient Egyptians first showed the world how to build the impossible. In an age before machines, when copper was the strongest metal yet discovered, great Pharaohs like Khufu and Ramses II demonstrated how boundless ambition and vast quantities of human labour could transform rock and stone into some of the most incredible monuments ever created from carving out spectacular tombs in the Valley of the Kings to the building of the iconic Great Pyramid. In this fascinating documentary special we uncover the secrets of Ancient Egypt's pharaohs, engineers and architects and bring to life great buildings as the ancient Egyptians saw them - towering over the greatest civilization in the history of Africa, and perhaps the world. As we do so, we reveal the unique stories behind the people whose achievements they immortalize.

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Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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