A New Dawn

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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Alastair Sooke concludes the epic story of Egyptian art by looking at how, despite political decline, the final era of the Egyptian Empire saw its art enjoy revival and rebirth. From the colossal statues of Rameses II that proclaimed the pharaoh's power to the final flourishes under Queen Cleopatra, Sooke discovers that the subsequent invasions by foreign rulers from the Nubians to Alexander the Great and the Romans produced a new hybrid art full of surprise. He also unearths a seam of astonishing satirical work, produced by ordinary men, that continues to inspire Egypt's graffiti artists today.

Credits

Presenter
Alastair Sooke
Director
Tim Dunn
Producer
Tim Dunn
Executive Producer
Franny Moyle
Writer
Alastair Sooke

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