There is of course a lot of films about ancient Egypt, some better than others - but this I personally believe is the best documentary of them all. The egyptologist John Romer with his amazing serial of four programs abount the ancient lives in Luxor (Thebes/ Waset). The reason why I find this serial so important, is that it's not only about the kings and queens, but about the lives of the real people who lived here for more than three thousand years ago. John Romher produced this serial for Channel Four in 1984.
John Romer is now back in the limelight due to a fact he mentions in this serial, the royal tombs that must be located in another valley then the Valley of the Kings. Here is a story about this from 2013, in the program 60 minutes.
Arnvid Aakre is an indie-pendent artist, writer, and lecturer. World & web citizen. He do 'one-man' projects to larger projects (as his multi artists based "Hatshepsut Project", under UNESCO HQ in Paris, patronage). Now working on the art project LAFIAS. He lived 15 years in Egypt (Luxor and Cairo), but today the Nileviking family live in Bergen, Norway.
John Romer, Ancient Lives: The Story of the Pharaohs' Tombmakers
This is John Romers book about the people who lived in what today is called the Artist's village, or Deir el Medinah on Luxor's west bank, more than three thousand years ago. This is as these video's will tell, a village we today know more about than almost any village in Europe, a hundred years ago. So if you like these videos from John Romer, then this is the book that will give you more information about this village. Not only the village, but the people who lived here, who worked at the tombs of the pharaohs, and their families and the daily life in this village.
John Romer, A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
Normally we are presented ancient Egypt, from the time of the pyramid builders, and up to Cleopatra VII. Here John Romer take the reader on the highly interesting story about the people who literally transformed themselves from hunters to farmers. We follow them from this moment, and up to the time in the Old Kingdom where the first pyramids were built. If you want to understand everything that happened since, then this book is a must.
John Romers, The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited
The Great Pyramid, or the pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu, is hardly in need for an description. Still this pyramid is not only one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, it's also one of the great mysteries of the world. Here John Romer is putting the pyramid in the context of the time it was built, and argues that this pyramid worked from a single plan, a plan it's been a lot of discussion about. Important here is that Romer is not coming up with mind created theories, but build his arguments on the historical and archaeologial facts, and his long life as one of the worlds leading egyptologists.