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Coroner's Report: Cleopatra
Coroner's Report: CleopatraVideo Clip (2:34)
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Legend has it that Cleopatra took her own life by succumbing willingly to the bite of a cobra. If this story is true, was suicide by snake venom an easy way to go, or did the last Egyptian pharaoh die in excruciating pain?
Deconstructing History: The Great Pyramid
Deconstructing History: The Great PyramidVideo Clip (1:31)
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Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza weighs 6.5 million tons? Get the facts on what makes this ancient wonder a true architectural marvel.
Coroner's Report: King Tut
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According to one theory, an accident caused the untimely death of teenage pharaoh King Tut. How might a broken leg have sent him to his tomb?
Coroner's Report: Julius Caesar
Coroner's Report: Julius CaesarVideo Clip (2:01)
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The Roman leader Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators in 44 B.C. Could he possibly have survived long enough to utter his famous last words?
Where is Cleopatra?
Where is Cleopatra?Video Clip (2:08)
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Fellowship coordinator Dr. Allan Morton and consulting archeologist David Cheetham travel around Alexandria and discuss the possible burial places of Cleopatra. What happened to the last Egyptian pharaoh?
What Are the Pyramids?
What Are the Pyramids?Video Clip (3:01)
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Some ancient alien theorists believe the Great Pyramid was the world's first power plant.
Damned MummiesVideo Clip (0:56)
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Ancient Egyptians were very selective about who would travel on to the afterlife and who wouldn't. Some mummies were physically damaged with the intent of damning them for eternity.
Mummy SecretsVideo Clip (1:09)
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For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how Egyptians mummified their dead. Secrets of the trade were passed down from father to son, allowing the process to remain a closely guarded secret.
Decoding MummiesVideo Clip (1:31)
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Archaeological chemist Stephen Buckley found that many of the substances used for mummification were foreign imports. He determined that an ancient trade network once existed, stretching across 4,000 miles.
Holey MummiesVideo Clip (1:25)
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Trepanation was a process seen in Peruvian mummies in which an ancient witch doctor cut out a portion of the human skull.
Making MummiesVideo Clip (1:28)
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How were mummies made? Scientists weigh in on a surprisingly complex process.
Mummies: No-BrainerVideo Clip (0:58)
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It was once thought that Egyptians used a hook to remove the brain through the nose while embalming bodies. However, it now seems that the brain was never removed and instead remained intact.
Mummy ManiaVideo Clip (1:11)
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When Bram Stoker wrote "Jewel of Seven Stars" in the early 1900s, he described an ancient Egyptian mummy who comes to life and slaughters everyone in sight. His writing sparked mummy madness among the Victorians.
Mummy Unwrapping Parties
Mummy Unwrapping PartiesVideo Clip (1:02)
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Nobody knows when mummy unwrapping parties first started, but royalty used to throw them quite often. Although mummy unwrapping ultimately went out of fashion, mummies never have.
The Great Sphinx
The Great SphinxVideo Clip (1:30)
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The Great Sphinx is an engineering marvel even by today's standards.
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Egyptian Pyramids(12 Photos)
Explore images of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza, Saqqarah, Dahshur and Maydum.
Egyptian Relief Sculpture and Painting
Egyptian Relief Sculpture and Painting(11 Photos)
Discover some of Egypt's most remarkable relief sculptures and paintings, displayed in the tombs of leaders such as King Tut or Queen Nefertiti
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The legendary Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent for almost three decades, and is remembered for her military alliances and romances with two Roman leaders.Go
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