Writer and Egyptologist John Romer travels to a village in the mysterious Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile, and wonders at the people who built the Pharaohs’ tombs there. Daily life in ancient Egypt is brought vividly alive.
On a visit to Deir El Medina, a village lying in the mysterious Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile, Romer shows how remarkably preserved historical records reveal fascinating details of the public and private lives of the people who lived over three thousand years ago. Romer tells of their quarrels and rivalries, marriages and deaths, and the effects of flood, pillage, and war. Viewers feel their hunger when rations are scarce and celebrate with them in times of plenty.
Surprising facts emerge of adulteries, lawsuits, and robberies. At the time Stonehenge was new, the people of Deir El Medina were leaving behind them an extraordinary and incredibly detailed record of their everyday lives.