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Forgotten Men of the Valley of the Kings, The

Alternative title
Les Hommes Oubliés de la Vallée des Rois
Synopsis
In modern Deir el-Madinah, located near Luxor in Upper Egypt, extremely rare vestiges of an Egyptian city from the time of the Pharaohs have been found. Kha, Sennedjem, Pached, Nakhtaman and Inerkhaou lived here with their families, over 3000 years ago, at the time of the New Kingdom. Members of an elite craftsmen’s guild, they built, carved and painted all the monumental tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens: extraordinary masterpieces which no living eyes were supposed to see, after their own.

This film by Jérôme Prieur (Corpus Christi, Origin of Christianity, Vercingérorix, Awakening Appolo, etc) shows us how these artists and craftsmen worked and even ventures to describe their daily lives.

It gives us an exceptional opportunity to explore their own small, decorated tombs. Their mementoes and belongings, now in collections in the Louvre, the Egyptian Museum in Turin and in Cairo are contextualized in such a way as to bring these ancient personalities to life.
Language
English; French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
Egyptology; tombs

Credits

Director
Jérôme Prieur

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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