CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Glimpse golden mummies and join a mysterious adventure” – below is their description.
Mummies, gold and an obsessive belief in the afterlife – these concepts are all central to out image of “Ancient Egypt”. But how important were they to the Egyptians, and how long did they survive after the last of the Pharaohs? “Meet #Egypt: the Exhibition of the Golden #Mummies” explores expectations of a life after death during the relatively little-known Graeco-Roman period of Egyptian #history. CGTN’s Zhuang Yuying and Tao Yuan take you on this mysterious adventure.
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Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River, situated in the place that is now the country Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3100 BC with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under Menes.
The civilization was notable for the early development of an independent writing system, mathematics, and medicine, construction projects including pyramids, obelisks and temples, trade and even a peace treaty with surrounding regions, the first planked boats, as well as a formidable military. Ancient Egyptian society included a bureaucracy of elite scribes, religious leaders, and administrators under the control of a pharaoh, who ensured the cooperation and unity of the Egyptian people in the context of an elaborate system of religious beliefs.
Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.