The History of Ancient Egypt

The History of Ancient Egypt

DVD - 2003
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A survey of the 3,000 years of Egyptian history from prehistoric times to the death of Cleopatra.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2003]
ISBN: 9781565855748
Branch Call Number: DVD 932 BRIER
Characteristics: 8 videodiscs (180 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (ii, 46 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company


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May 25, 2019

I really enjoyed this "small" course.
Initially, I was thrown off by his straight to camera delivery and repetition of key words, but after the first two discs I found it rather relaxing, soothing even, almost like an audiobook with the occasional visual.
I have to agree with previous reviews of this item, the images are somewhat grainy. Mind you this recording is 20 years old, so that's to be expected.
Also, I feel I should point out that he does use two words towards the end of the course (disc 6 or 7), which are not socially acceptable words these days... Again, this was recorded 20 years ago - just have that in mind.
Other than that, I found it a joy to revisit, and even learn new tidbits about, Ancient Egypt.

Jul 15, 2015

professor very animated to keep your attention. this series has 48 half hour parts. the professor obviously loves Egypt and knows his subject. my only request is that the dvd could have been a little shorter. I think it could have been better with slightly less detail. also he could have cut down on repeating his comments so often. also this series could have used more pictures and graphics

EuSei Mar 31, 2012

This series needs an URGENT update--it is from 1999! And the next time, I hope they get decent pictures--and more; the ones in this DVD are fuzzy, really bad. Excellent condensed History of Egypt. Brier is knowledgeable and obviously loves his métier. He dismisses the theory that Egyptians were black, and refers us to all the pictorial representations of Egyptians (reddish), in contrast with that of Kushites (black). Brier has a tedious habit of repeating statements twice, but the content is good and quite interesting. The last DVD is a waste of time. He talks about movies and fiction you can read, contending they're either accurate or entertaining. Maybe it's just me, but I am interested in non-fiction--you know, like this series of lectures!


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