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Egypt's Golden Empire

The Warrior Pharaohs

Atmospheric re-creations enhance this three-part chronicle of the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1560-1080 B.C.), “the first empire in recorded history,” says narrator Keith David. Part 1 recalls the pharaohs who launched it, beginning with Ahmose, who expelled the occupying Hyksos and reunified Egypt. His successor: Hatshepsut, “the Queen Elizabeth I of ancient Egypt,” says John Roy of Cambridge University. And her son Thutmosis III's campaigns in Nubia and the Levant resulted, says Nicole Douek of t