The lost gods of the Egyptians – Discovery Channel


Sooner or later, everything ends. One by one, the mighty civilizations of the ancient world passed into history. And when they died, their

All Giza Pyramids in one shot. Русский: Все пи...

All Giza Pyramids in one shot. Русский: Все пирамиды Гизы на изображении. Español: Las Pirámides de Guiza (Egipto). Français : Les Pyramides de Gizeh (Egypte). Català: Les Piràmides de Giza, a Egipte. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

gods died with them. Or did they? Christy Kenneally examines the forgotten gods of the ancient Egyptians, showing how the remains of the civilization were inspired by an obsession with death and reincarnation. The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with divinity, death and the afterlife, and reincarnation. In this opening episode, host Christy Kenneally visits Saqqara, south of Cairo, where the Egyptians learned the technique of mummification and built the first pyramid – an early prototype for the grand monuments of the Giza pyramid complex. He journeys on to explore the ruins at Abydos, Karnak and Luxor, arriving finally at the island of Philae – the site of the last hieroglyphics and a little-known shrine to Egypt’s lost gods. The Lost Gods is a documentary series, takes a thought-provoking look at these ancient empires and their vanished religions. The series was shot on High Definition at locations in 11 different countries and written and presented by Irish author and television personality Christy Kenneally. Each half-hour episode traces the rise and fall of one of six great civilizations: the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Maya, the Inca and the Celts. Kenneally follows the evolution of each culture’s spiritual beliefs, examines the art and architecture created to honor the gods, and reveals the ultimate fate of these empires and their religions.

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