Dr Joann Fletcher, embarks on a journey into Ancient Egypt to find the ordinary people who built and populated this incredible place, creating a remarkable way of life and extraordinary way of death.
Egypt captivates us like few other ancient civilizations – but what was it like to actually live there as an ordinary person, 3500 years ago?
Egyptologist, Dr Joann Fletcher, embarks on a fascinating journey into Ancient Egypt to find, not the great Pharaohs, but the ordinary people who built and populated this incredible place, creating a remarkable way of life and an extraordinary way of death. Joann explores how these people lived, where they worked and the temples they worshiped at. She travels below ground into their tombs to uncover the remarkable world of these Ancient Egyptians and the afterlife they believed in and prepared for so rigorously in life.
Broadcaster: BBC Two
TX Date: March 2013
Format: 2 x 60
See also: BBC Learning Reversion for Key Stage 2 children (aged 7-11 years). A compilation of short films made especially for schools based on the BBC Two series presented by Dr Joann Fletcher.
Dr Joann Fletcher