Ancient Egypt by Train
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Tonight | Ancient Egypt by Train on SBS and SBS on Demand

Ancient Egypt By Train is a unique travelogue that sees Professor Alice Roberts looking into the world’s oldest civilisation.

And she’s doing it by train. This four-part series starts at the very end of the Ancient Egyptian empire in Alexandria, where the Romans came to take control, and travels back in time, heading south, to Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Roberts digs deep to look beyond the myths and legends to understand what it must have been like to have lived in this fascinating, brutal and complex ancient civilisation.

Series One, Episode One: Alexandria

Professor Alice Roberts gets exclusive access to some of the most recently uncovered archaeology in Egypt as she travels the country by train. Starting in Alexandria, Alice goes deep underground in search of Cleopatra, she discovers how the Romans and the Greeks reacted to the treasures of Ancient Egypt and on a visit to the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria she learns how a slave became a sultan and built his own fairy tale caste.

Ancient Egypt By Train – New Series Premiere – Sunday, 12 February at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (4 Parts)

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