Plot & Details
This video is part of a series produced by The Learning Channel that looks at the lives and contributions of some of Egypt's ancient rulers. This episode focuses on Sneferu whose name is not widely recognized, but whose contribution to Egyptian and world culture is the most lasting. Sneferu is the pharaoh who gave the world the pyramids. Host and Egyptologist Bob Brier leads the viewer on a study of this great architectural achievement, and the obstacles that had to be overcome to build the pyramids. The secrets of their construction and symbolism are discussed. An on-site visit takes the viewer inside a pyramid to explore its mysterious chambers.