Episode 3 - Forbidden City of the Pharaohs
Thebes – the religious center of ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom. All the great Pharaohs from Ramses II to Tutankhamun worshipped here and were buried in its necropolis - the Valley of the Kings. But why did Egypt’s pharaohs abandon the pyramids and start building temples here at Thebes, 300 miles to the south? Stunning CGI blows apart the city’s great monuments to reveal the secrets of these astonishing structures. How did workers construct the largest religious site in the ancient world? And did the god the pharaohs worshipped here help them rise to power?