Synopsis by Alice Day
The culture of the ancient Egyptians was one of the most advanced in history. More than 5,000 years ago, they evolved a complex construction process, an intricate trading system, and a communication system whose meaning eluded scholars until the Rosetta Stone was deciphered. Host Arizona Smith and his bright young assistant guide viewers through this examination of ancient Egyptian life, and discuss the Nile's central role in the civilization, as well as the contributions of craftsmen, farmers, artists, and architects. This series includes vocabulary words and follow-up activities.