CHRONICLE: MEMPHIS, CAPITAL OF EGYPT
Over the past ten to fifteen years there has been a great deal of intensive archaeological activity around the site of Mamphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Once the seat of the Royal Court and administrative centre of the entire kingdom, it was populated with high-ranking government officials, military generals and great armies of craftsmen and farmers. The programme follows the work which is being carried out to rediscover the city, and contains film of the unearthing of artefacts which contribute to a clearer picture of the site and people of Memphis.
Assesses the excavations of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, and particularly the relevance of two spectacular finds of the tomb of Maya, Treasurer to the Boy King Tutankhamun, and the tomb of Apurel, Prime Minister to Amenophia II. Althugh, already plundered by ancient grave robbers, the remnants of sarcophagus, pots and other items are considered and deductions about the society and people made.