Egypt's Golden Empire

About the Show

A three-part documentary series. By 1570BC, Egypt lies divided among foreign rulers but Ahmose, one of the last Egyptian princes, rises to defeat the Hyksos and the Nubians to unite Egypt once again. After his death, Hatshepsut becomes the first female pharaoh and she embarks on an ambitious building programme to strengthen her legitimacy before her son and successor, Thutmosis III, brings much of the ancient world under Egyptian rule, thus giving birth to the concept of empire.