Thursday, May 12, 2005
The Black Pharaohs - 3pm today UK Television
On the UK TV History channel at 3pm today (sorry for the extra stupid short notice) there is a Horizon programme as follows: "Documentary telling the story of the Black African Kingdom of Kush and its battles with ancient Egypt for supremacy of the Nile Valley. The kings of Kush ruled Egypt for 100 years and became the most powerful emperors of the ancient world. Though archaeologists were convinced Kush's influence had been underestimated, they had lacked proof until the recent discovery of an inscription in a tomb that tells of an invasion by a Kushite army" (copied from the Radio Times website at www.radiotimes.com). I caught it at 9am this morning and it is probably on again at some point tomorrow - they usually repeat them several times during the week. Lots of glorious footage of scenery and sites, and Derek Welsby does a good turn as the main archaeologist featured - a better than average popular archaeology documentary.