Legends of the Pharaohs – Secrets of the Pyramid Builders

LEGENDS OF THE PHARAOHS – SECRETS OF THE PYRAMID BUILDERS is an ambitious docudrama series shot in 4K that brings to life extraordinary true stories from the age of the Pharaohs. Based on the most recent research, with dramatic location filming, the series captures the energy and immediacy of a living world, the drama of real lives, and the splendour of the most fascinating civilization in the ancient world.

This thrilling new series will bring back to life Egypt’s great pyramid builders and trace one century of epic construction, from the first true pyramid built by Djoser until the third and last Pyramid of Giza.

Today, for the first time, thanks to the most up-to-date research, it is possible to shine a new light on the personal stories of individuals who took part in the construction of the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza. This is the gripping tale of how the Ancient Pharaohs’ quest to enter the afterlife affected the lives of tens of thousands of people, changed the face of the planet and helped create THE WORLDS FIRST NATION.

The vast majority of documentaries about the Pyramids of Giza focus upon the technical feats of the construction. However, they neglect what is the greatest achievement that has been unrivalled since: beyond building extraordinary monuments, the construction of the Pyramids was a project so huge that it shaped the first nation in human history, 4,500 years ago. For almost a century, it brought together thousands of men and women and millions of tons of materials coming from across Egypt and even colonized lands like Nubia or Sinai.

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Smithsonian Channel (US), Planète+, C8 (France), Sky History (UK), ZDF (Germany), Movistar, Discovery (Spain), Ceska TV (Czech Rep.)


Pernel Media


English, French


6 x 45'

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