02 Aug Treasures of Ancient Egypt
Alastair Sooke, the star of the show, has been making documentaries for the BBC for ages. Since 2010’s Modern Masters hit he’s been going strong, banking 24 documentaries thus far. Two other limited series documentaries he’s known for are Treasures of Ancient Rome and Treasures of Ancient Greece. I’m guessing you can see a common thread going on here.
Being the longest-lasting civilization in history, and being a melting pot for cultures from all over the world, the ancient Egyptians made more than a few incredible treasures. The cool thing about this show is that Mr Sooke won’t be banging on about the usual treasures you see in other Egypt themed treasure shows, so you can expect to see all sorts of magnificent pieces which you’ve never seen before.
Saturdays @ 01:30 & 08:30 (same episode), Sundays @ 14:30 & 20:30 (same episode), Tuesdays @ 09:30, (from 3rd of August) on BBC World News (ch 256)