Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
Much is known about the family of Akhenaton through archeological discoveries. These include intimate portrayals of the royal family's life. Pictures depict the Pharaoh and his daughters much like any family, a unique find in ancient Egypt.
An enormous statue of the Pharaoh Akhenaten is flown from Egypt to Europe for display in a museum. Akhenaton is distinct in ancient Egyptian history for attempting to radically change religious beliefs.
Showcases the Amarna Letters, a treasure trove of clay tablets which recorded diplomatic exchanges between Amenhotep III and IV and rulers to Egypt's northeast. They demonstrate the geopolitics of the time and the importance of Egypt.
Thutmosis III defeats a coalition of Mesopotamian powers at Megiddo, extending Egypt's power and influence. Thebes, the Egyptian capital, will become the world's richest city and the Pharaoh the richest single person. The Egyptian Empire is born.