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The journey of Queen Hatshepsut

When the Egyptians Sailed on the Red Sea

Author(s): Stéphane Bégoin, Flore Kosinetz

Director(s): Stéphane Bégoin

American archaeologist Cheryl Ward, a world specialist in ancient navigation, coordinates the construction of a replica of an Egyptian ship from the New Kingdom. The design is based on a bas-relief in the temple of Deir el-Bahari in Luxor. A team of scientists and archaeologists intends to sail to the land of Punt aboard the replica ship to prove that the Egyptians were a seafaring people.

Bonus (two 6-min. films): A Refined Society, Hatshepsut and the Exercise of Power. Christophe Barbotin, curator at the Musée du Louvre, sheds light on daily life in the reign of Hatshepsut through a presentation of works from the Department of Egyptian Antiquities.


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100 minutes

DVD edition

Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre

Adrienne Frejacques, Anne Pradel, Arte Éditions

Commercial distribution

Arte Éditions