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Egypt's Golden Empire

More than 1,000 years after the pyramids were built, Egypt reached the height of its powers. The sophisticated, civilized society that we call the New Kingdom was led by a succession of remarkable kings. Between them, they liberated their country, conquered their neighbors and built an empire that stretched from Syria to the Sudan. The empire brought Egypt unimaginable wealth and power. And they left a legacy that is still with us today, 3,000 years later.

Egypt's Golden Empire is a history documentary about 500 years of Egyptian history of the New Kingdom era. The program consists of three episodes, each of which tells the story about the pharaohs who ruled the era, Egyptian culture and region of the time. The pharaohs included: Ahmose, Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis III, Amenhotep III, Akenhaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II.

Episode 1 - The Warrior Pharaohs
Ahmose had united Egypt and created the beginnings of a new empire. However, around 50 years after Ahmose's death, Egypt was again in turmoil.

Episode 2 - Pharaohs of the Sun
When Amenhotep III became pharaoh in 1390 BC, Egypt controlled a vast empire and was rich, respected and free.

Episode 3 - The Last Great Pharaoh
The reign of Ramesses II - known also as Ramesses the Great - marked the high point of the New Kingdom and the high point of Egyptian culture.


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