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John Romer in Ancient Lives

Ancient Lives

1984 NR

Learn what it was like to live as an ordinary Egyptian during the reign of the pharaohs in this documentary, which follows noted archaeologist John Romer as he examines artifacts from an ancient artisan's settlement near Thebes and other sites. As Romer sifts through the rubble, he examines the role of religion in daily Egyptian life, reconstructs the everyday existence of a scribe and explains the architecture of a royal tomb.

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