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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.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 15 Jan 2020 23:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Alastair Sooke
Director Suniti Somaiya
Producer Suniti Somaiya
Executive Producer Franny Moyle
Writer Alastair Sooke

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