Treasures of Ancient Egypt - 2. The Golden Age
Alastair Sooke picks treasures from Ancient Egyptian art's most opulent and glittering moment, and explores architectural wonders, exquisite tombs and a lost city.
On a journey through Ancient Egyptian art, Alastair Sooke picks treasures from its most opulent and glittering moment. Starting with troubling psychological portraits of tyrant king Senwosret III and ending with the golden mask of boy king Tutankhamun, Sooke also explores architectural wonders, exquisite tombs and a lost city - site of the greatest artistic revolution in Egypt's history where a new sinuous style was born under King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti. Along the way Egyptologists and artists reveal that the golden veneer conceals a touching humanity.
First shown: 9pm 16 Jan 2014 4 days left Duration 60 mins