Using writing, objects, tools and drawings, archaeologists are able to piece together the story of the ancient Egyptians. Here we meet an Egyptian who was summoned to leave his family when he was very young to go and work in the desert building the pyramids.

First broadcast:
19 October 2007

This clip can be used as a resource for pupils in their exploration and understanding of why pyramids were created and what their purpose was. Pupils could complete an activity in which they have to write a short story or journal entry about Egyptian life and circumstances, how difficult it was and what their needs were, thus essentially providing the justification for the building of pyramids.