Documentary Sunday – The Silver Pharaoh, Secrets of the Dead

17 Aug

Secrets of the Dead used to be a documentary series, and this one in particular is pretty interesting.  In ancient Egypt, silver was rarer than gold because there were no ways of mining it in the empire.  Silver had to be received during trades with other nations, so the fact that a king of Egypt was found buried in a coffin made entirely of silver is truly remarkable.  Tutankhamun was buried in three coffins, one made of solid gold and estimated to be worth billions of dollars in modern currency, but Psusennes’ burial discovery received very little attention due to World War II.  Enjoy his story above!

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Posted by on August 17, 2015 in Documentary Sunday


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