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Greenlit: Ancient Egypt: Life & Death in The Valley of the Kings, BBC2

Ancient Egypt: Life & Death In The Valley Of The Kings – The Valley of the Kings is the burial place of the greatest Pharaohs of Egypt’s Golden Age. But for Egyptologist, Dr Joann Fletcher, it isn’t the lives of the great Pharaohs that draws her to the study of Ancient Egypt – but the ordinary people.

Dr Fletcher reveals the lives of the ordinary Egyptians who were born, lived, worked and died in the service of the New Kingdom. It is a forensic study of the real lives of two ordinary Egyptians, a husband and wife team who lived in the tomb-builder’s town of Deir el-Medina and who gave their entire lives over to the service of their famous masters, their everyday lives set against the grand narrative of the creation of one of the world’s greatest and most extraordinary mausoleums.

Channel: BBC2

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Source: BBC press release

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