Legends of the Pharaohs

Legends of the Pharaohs: Episodes

Episode 1 - Egypt's First Pyramid – Monday 4th Jan 9pm

In Ancient Egypt, 4,700 years ago, a revolution is brewing. The most ambitious building project on the planet sets off a chain of events which will transform the history. Buried in the sands of Egypt is a tale of a powerful pharaoh who would become a god and revolutionise Egypt. The legend of the world’s first pyramid and its pharaoh Djoser.

In Ancient Egypt, 4,700 years ago, a revolution is brewing. The most ambitious building project on the planet sets off a chain of events which will transform the history. Buried in the sands of Egypt is a tale of a powerful pharaoh who would become a god and revolutionise Egypt. The legend of the world’s first pyramid and its pharaoh Djoser.

Episode 2 - Curse of the Pyramids – Monday 11 January 9pm

The age of the pyramid builders has begun. Now, a new pharaoh, Snefru, ascends the throne. To hold on to power he will marry his sister, conquer new territories and reorganise his entire country. But his greatest achievement will be to build not one, but three giant pyramids, at Giza.

Episode 3 - The Tyrant King – Monday 18 January 9pm

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the world’s most famous tomb built, by Khufu, a pharaoh with a reputation for cruelty. Was Khufu really a megalomaniac ready to sacrifice his people in his pursuit of the perfect path to the afterlife? Now, archaeologists are hunting for the truth about this king and his pyramid, exposing strange ceremonies and an incredible lost city of the pyramid workers.

Episode 4 - Mystery of the Great Pyramid – Monday 25 January 9PM

At Giza, the notorious pharaoh, Khufu – the son of Snefru and Queen Heterpheres I - is running out of time to complete his great pyramid. Recently unearthed ancient diaries of one of the stone workers reveal exactly how this magnificent edifice was completed and what happened when Khufu died, four-and-a-half thousand years ago.

Episode 5 – Secrets of the Sphinx – Monday 1 February 9pm

In ancient Egypt the legendary pharaoh Khufu is now dead. Who will succeed the builder of the greatest pyramid in history? Now Egyptologists think that investigating the turmoil of the succession could solve one of ancient history’s most enduring mysteries: the riddle of the Sphinx. This is a story of lies, betrayals and history’s most enigmatic statue.

Episode 6 - Downfall of a Dynasty – Monday 8 February 9pm

A series of legendary pharaohs have built the most iconic monuments in history. Generations of builders have toiled on these giant pyramids, transforming the country and uniting its people in the hope of guaranteeing eternal life for their pharaoh. But cracks in the country’s unity are beginning to show. Religious transformation, climate change, and a weak pharaoh bring the age of the pyramid builders to an abrupt end.