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Who Built the Pyramids? / National Geographic Television & Film.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorNational Geographic Television & Film.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1992.
Description1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: National Geographic Television & Film, 2010 9781616165598
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number40860 Films Media Group

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