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Nova: Decoding the Great Pyramid

 

  Nova: Decoding the Great Pyramid

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 4/20/19

This focuses on the Great Pyramid of Giza, but other pyramids are mentioned as well. It delves into history, and what we have learned recently about who constructed the pyramids and how. It dismisses many previous misconceptions about how the pharaohs treated the people building the pyramids, as well as how many were there, and how qualified they were. They discovered all of this through archaeological research.

I didn't know much about this period of history, as I'm sure most people don't know much about it, either. We've seen a lot of movies or TV shows that take place back in those times, but they were all based on fantasy, or older research that was not accurate. It's always interesting to learn that what you thought was one way is actually another way.

There are no extras or features on this DVD however I think it would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys learning about history or archaeology. 

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THIS APRIL PBS DISTRIBUTION RELEASES

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TITLES INCLUDING “VICTORIA, SEASON 3,” “MASTERPIECE: MRS. WILSON” AND HENRY LOUIS GATES JR.’S “RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR” AMONG MANY OTHERS

Programs Available on DVD/Blu-ray and Digital Download

Arlington, VA March 26, 2019 – This April, PBS Distribution will be releasing a plethora of new programs on DVD and digitally, including the critically acclaimed, “VICTORIA, SEASON 3,” the highly-anticipated MRS. WILSON,” the fascinating RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,” and the eye-opening “CHARM CITY.” Genre: Science & Nature: Technology & Inventions

DECODING THE GREAT PYRAMID

The 6 million-ton Great Pyramid of Giza is the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. How did the Egyptians engineer the mighty pharaoh Khufu’s tomb so precisely, with none of today’s surveying and power tools? And who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones? Were they slaves or volunteers, and how were they housed, fed, and organized? DECODING THE GREAT PYRAMID presents the latest evidence from groundbreaking archaeological research that has transformed our understanding of the ancient world’s most ambitious engineering project, revealing a "lost city" and intimate details of the lives of the laborers and officials who toiled on the vast construction. French archaeologists recently found the logbook of a labor team leader that delivered limestone blocks to build the Great Pyramid, yielding crucial insights into the planning and logistics behind the operation. The program also traces how mobilizing the colossal labor and resources invested in the monument transformed ancient Egypt, uniting a nation behind the common goal of ensuring eternity for the pharaoh and continuing prosperity for everyone in this life and the next.

-        Street Date: April 30, 2019

-        Run Time: 60 minutes on 1 disc

-        SRP: DVD, $24.99

-        Format: DVD, Digital

-        Genre: History: Ancient

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