As the giant Hubble telescope probes outer space
searching for clues about the birth of the universe, the giant IMAX® camera explores the
birth of one of the first civilizations. An international film crew is currently working on Mysteries of Egypt, which will be coming
soon to a theatre near you.
This exciting giant screen film, due to be released in 1998, takes you on a voyage to Egypt, to explore the ancient mysteries of this magical land.
Mysteries of Egypt brings to life important chapters in Egyptian history. Re-enactments take us back in time to witness
the building of pyramids, the military exploits of the pharaohs and the
drama of the tomb robbers. You'll see how Tutankhamun's mummy was
ceremoniously placed in his tomb and feel the excitement when Howard
Carter peered into the tomb. You'll also learn about the mummy's curse!
The well-known Egyptian actor Omar Sharif and the
young British actress Kate Maberly are featured in the film. Omar plays
the role of a grandfather who takes his visiting granddaughter (Kate)
around the country to introduce her to the wonders and magic of the ancient
Egyptian civilization. At first, she doesn't share her grandfather's
enthusiasm, but she soon changes her mind. Like so many tourists who visit
the pyramids, she is awestruck by the sheer magnitude of these
architectural wonders. As she listens to her grandfather's stories,
she is facinated by the mummy's curse and begins to appreciate the
incredible legacy of the land of the pharaohs.
Mysteries of Egypt was produced by:
Available on video and DVD.