Egypt’s Golden Empire

The story of the first great empire in history, bringing to life the passion and human drama of an age that would inspire future generations.

Combining historical recreations with remarkably well preserved letters and personal accounts, this series reveals how a succession of kings liberated their country, conquered their neighbours and built an empire that stretched from Syria to the Sudan, brining unimaginable wealth and power and a legacy which continues to this day.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Two & PBS

TX Date: November 2001

Format: 3 x 60

Useful Links:

BBC Genome - Egypt’s Golden Empire

Website: PBS - Egypt's Golden Empire

Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley

Awards & Nominations

Cine 2002

Golden Eagle Award 2003 - Nom