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Who Built the Pyramids?

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1992.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite Hollywood depictions of Egyptian taskmasters and expendable foreign slaves, historians have developed more complex theories about the people who raised the pyramids. Evidence suggests that Egyptian labor forces which took shape some 4,500 years ago helped launch early waves of urbanization. And as burial grounds, bakeries, and other finds are unearthed, we learn more about daily life on one of history's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
National Geographic Television & Film, 2010
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
OCLC Number: 741359701
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Construction of the Pyramids (1:39) --
Evidence of Pyramid Builders (0:59) --
Pyramid Builders: Slaves? (1:09) --
Discovery of Underground Vault (1:19) --
Cemetery for Pyramid Builders (1:24) --
Art in Workers' Tombs (1:01) --
Forensic Evidence (1:56) --
City for Pyramid Builders (1:36) --
Discovery of Egyptian Bakery (1:35) --
Pyramid Construction Site (0:53) --
Pyramid Builders' Living Quarters (1:56) --
Pyramid Construction (1:13) --
Limestone Building Materials (1:16) --
Limestone Quarry for Pyramids (1:54) --
Dispelling Myths of Pyramid Builders (1:14) --
Giza Plateau (1:07) --
Celebration of Workers (1:13).
Responsibility: National Geographic Television & Film.

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Despite Hollywood depictions of Egyptian taskmasters and expendable foreign slaves, historians have developed more complex theories about the people who raised the pyramids. Evidence suggests that Egyptian labor forces which took shape some 4,500 years ago helped launch early waves of urbanization. And as burial grounds, bakeries, and other finds are unearthed, we learn more about daily life on one of history's most intriguing construction sites. This program follows archaeologists Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director General of the Pyramids for the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, and Dr. Mark Lehner of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, as their Giza excavations shed new light on the pyramid-builders.

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