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The Golden Age

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.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 28 Jul 2014 23:50

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlastair Sooke
DirectorSuniti Somaiya
ProducerSuniti Somaiya
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle
WriterAlastair Sooke

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