Stars of the Pharaohs

Stars of the Pharaohs


Egypt, a land of mystery were the
majestic remnants of a fascinating culture and civilization tower above the
desert, while other artifacts lie buried under the sands and hidden in the stars
above. To the ancient Egyptians, the stars were
a part of the great circle of life, death and rebirth. They were the realm of the
gods who governed the earth from the sky. Even the Pharaohs were believed to be
living gods who would continue to rule Egypt from Thrones in the heavens long
after their deaths. Many of their great temples and monuments were accurately
aligned to objects in the sky and towered above the earth as if to touch
the stars themselves. What did the Egyptians really understand
about the Stars and what is their contribution to our modern science of
astronomy? I’m John rhys-davies join me as we
search through the temples, tombs and the skies of Egypt long past to uncover the
secrets of their knowledge. Knowledge hidden in the stars of the Pharaohs.