Produced by Gruppe 5 for ZDF and the History Channel, Past Preservers provided background research, casting, location scouting assistance and field reporting.
This series examines the reasons for the longevity of the Pharaohs – from the earliest beginnings around 3000 BC to the end of the New Kingdom.
Lavishly staged scenes and spectacular computer animations bring the world of the ancient Egyptians back to life. Entire cities are repopulated using 3D animation. Exploring archaeological excavations and scientific expeditions from across Egypt, with a cast of scientists from around the world, this series aims to answer the question: What was the glue that held the country on the Nile together for so long? What was the secret of this civilisation?