||Construction of the Pyramids (1:39) -- Evidence of Pyramid Builders (0:59) -- Pyramid Builders: Slaves? (1:09) -- Discovery of Underground Vault (1:19) -- Cemetery for Pyramid Builders (1:24) -- Art in Workers' Tombs (1:01) -- Forensic Evidence (1:56) -- City for Pyramid Builders (1:36) -- Discovery of Egyptian Bakery (1:35) -- Pyramid Construction Site (0:53) -- Pyramid Builders' Living Quarters (1:56) -- Pyramid Construction (1:13) -- Limestone Building Materials (1:16) -- Limestone Quarry for Pyramids (1:54) -- Dispelling Myths of Pyramid Builders (1:14) -- Giza Plateau (1:07) -- Celebration of Workers (1:13)
||Despite Hollywood depictions of Egyptian taskmasters and expendable foreign slaves, historians have developed more complex theories about the people who raised the pyramids. Evidence suggests that Egyptian labor forces which took shape some 4,500 years ago helped launch early waves of urbanization. And as burial grounds, bakeries, and other finds are unearthed, we learn more about daily life on one of history's most intriguing construction sites. This program follows archaeologists Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director General of the Pyramids for the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, and Dr. Mark Lehner of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, as their Giza excavations shed new light on the pyramid-builders.
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: National Geographic Television & Film, 2010 9781616165598|
|Publisher number||40860 Films Media Group|