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Secrets of the Sands

Could the mighty Egyptian civilization, with its monumental architecture, have come from a community based in the sands of the Sahara? One eminent scientist and NASA guru takes this question to task with his theory of rapid climate change, social upheaval and the origins of the pyramids in ancient Egypt.
Lucy van Beek
Michael Lumsden
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English [CC]
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WavetopReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rivers in the desert
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Interesting documentary on the origins of civilisation in Egypt's Western Desert.

Using radar imaging techniques used to search for traces of water on Mars, when focused on the Sahara desert, reveals that beneath the sand are the remains of extensive rivers and lakes from the time of the ending of the ice age. Climate change has progressively altered the North African environment, but traces of early human activity are evident in what is now an arid area.

The archaeologist featured do not agree on the implications of this on the beginnings of Egyptian civilisation and pyramid building, but it's obvious that human development in this area goes back much further that first thought and that humans have always had to cope with climate change.

Images of the far desert scenery are stunning and the now inhospitable region has remained mainly untouched, so that stones laid by the people of the past still lay where they left them, including even the discarded egg shells of their meals.

Recommended watching, for a glimpse of the distant past.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Full of it
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Pyramids are tombs, ancient pyramids are natural formations, how much nonsense do you want to watch.
No mummies ever recovered from a pyramid, they are all in the valley of Kings, hence the name.
If you claim a natural formation, explain how nature did it, don't make a claim and move on with no explanation.
I gave 1 star as I couldn't give it the bird
JennyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2020
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As soon as it said the Pyramids were tombs it got switched off! And the same old lies about it being a few 1000 years old. No bodies were ever found in the Pyramid. And the latest science has shown the Pyramid to be 125 million years old.
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