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Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank

Datum
Di 23 januari 2018
Tijd
20:30 tot 21:00
Zender
BBC Four
Deel-url
gids.tv/19556206

Documentary series in which Dan Cruickshank explores some of the most intriguing stories from ancient Egypt. Dan traces the unexpected twists and mysteries in the life of Howard Carter, the great British archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, and reveals the hidden legacy of Carter's work.

Carter rose from humble origins to become the most famous archaeologist in the world, but despite his spectacular success in discovering Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, Carter was never honoured in this country, and received no official recognition from the British. Dan travels through Egypt, looking for clues to this mystery as he follows the rollercoaster of Carter's career, from his first visit to Egypt as a teenager hired to copy Egyptian art, right up to the fame of his later years.

On the way, Dan finds out that Carter played a crucial role in updating the science of archaeology and unearths his original artwork and his fascinating diary.

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