The Story of Egypt

The story of the world's greatest civilization, spanning 5,000 years of history that has shaped the world. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of an evolving society populated by inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans and pioneers while putting their whole world into a context that we can relate to. Egyptian society rode a rollercoaster of success and failure for thousands of years.


Air Date: March 27, 2016 - 59:02
Joann Fletcher journeys south to Sudan, where she finds the remarkable story of the forgotten Nubian kings.
Air Date: March 20, 2016 - 58:58
At the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings, Joann explores the dizzying heights Egypt reaches under its greatest pharaoh, Amenhotep III.
Air Date: March 13, 2016 - 59:00
The pyramid age ended in catastrophe, with famine and a worsening climate leading the young state to civil war.