The National Gallery of Art Collection
The Quest for Immortality In Ancient Egypt (#143)
This film chronicles funeral practices of the New Kingdom (1550-1069 B.C.E.) through the Late Period (664-322 B.C.E.), from mummification and burial into the afterworld. This documentary includes original footage of Egyptian tombs and temples, as well as sumptuous photographs detailing gilded coffins, painted sarcophagi, jewelry, and other funerary objects. The program includes interviews with leading Egyptologists from the United States, Egypt, and Europe, who helped unravel the complexities of ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. [27 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: If you can't take your students to the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART in Washington D.C., IPTV will bring it to you. Meet national standards in the visual arts for K-12 students, with a wide variety of artists, subjects, techniques and styles.
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