Chronicles of an Empire

5000 years ago, one of the largest and most powerful empires in history emerged along the Nile: Ancient Egypt. Temples, excavations and writings bear witness to the achievements of an unprecedented civilization. Yet to this day, Egyptian culture is also considered strange and mysterious.
The documentary series explores the world of the god-like pharaohs – and the everyday lives of their subjects. What was the secret of success that kept the advanced civilization on the Nile together for a record-breaking three millennia?

In eight episodes, international scientists set out to discover the greatest secrets and discoveries of the ancient Egyptians.