"Once upon a time there was a lake, and on that lake dwelt the sacred geese of Amun..." David explains why these fowl were so precious to the Egyptian creator god.
From the earliest ages, children in Egypt are taught that begging from strangers is a laudable means of obtaining money.
Sometimes there is more to slavery than meets the eye. The same is true for freedom. Sometimes entire nations are comprised of people who do the math and decide they would rather be slaves. Meet the residents of ancient Egypt.
In this picture gallery, the men of the Navigating History team explore the pillars and statuary of Karnak and hike the cliff overlooking the grand mortuary temple complex of Hatshepsut.
When it comes to getting the best possible footage, the Navigating History team does whatever it takes--and sometimes it takes...well, "stuff."
When God struck Egypt with the ten plagues, He displayed His glorious power over every idol in the Egyptian pantheon. "On all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD." (Exodus 12:12)
Chris comments on the majestic Sphinxes at Karnak and their royal facial hair.
If you've been wondering how our team has been able to shoot inside dark pyramids and in the desert after sunset, meet our tactical filming wonder lights made by 4Sevens. Donated by 4Sevens for our trip, these flashlights provide bright, yet extremely compact lighting that we can take anywhere.
The team explores the massive ruins of Karnak, discussing art and architecture, language, and statism. While on site, they examine the fascinating correlation between Biblical chronology and the ancient Egyptian record.
Isaac explains how ancient Egyptian craftsmen made modern antiquity restoration easier.
There are few places on earth where geography matters more than in Egypt. There are two inflexible, unforgiving geographical features in Egypt which influenced everything there: the Nile River and the Sahara Desert. Egypt’s culture could never have developed in the distinct ways that it did without them. For example, the wheel didn’t come into common use in Egypt until about a thousand years later than it did in Mesopotamia. That’s because the Egyptians didn’t need carts, or even roads; the Nile was their highway.
The GoPro Hero claims to be waterproof. Isaac tests it out.
The key to deciphering the message of Egyptian art is in understanding the religious, social and political system that created and regulated it.