Kylie and I sat down to watch this one after deciding we were in the mood for something Egyptian. That country is way awesome, I've always loved studying ancient Egypt and their mythology. This particular film was about the Great Spinx. They were trying to figure out whose face the sculpture depicts. They had all sorts of theories, one guy even thinks that it wasn't a sphinx to begin with, but rather a lion carving that some conceited pharaoh (weren't they all conceited anyway?) carved into his likeness at a later date. The film talked about all different possibilities, and finally came to the conclusion that it was Khafre's face (if I remember right), carved so that he could reach some degree of high exaltation or something of the sort. Exactly what you'd expect from an ancient Egyptian. Can't say this was my favorite documentary, but I guess it was entertaining to watch!
Alexandria: The Greatest City (Bethany Hughes)
Finally a documentary that gave me more information! When I realized that I kept going to the Smithsonian Channel on Netflix, I decided that I should for sure find something unrelated (because let's face it, those other documentaries didn't impress me). Yeah, this one was good. I liked Bethany Hughes, and I didn't really know much about Alexandria until after I watched this. It seems like my dream city! I mean, a city basically dedicated to learning, containing every single book in the world. That is amazing! It was nice gaining some knowledge about Alexander the Great, the founder of Alexandria. And I enjoyed learning about Hypatia, what a cool lady she is! It truly is a shame that this city was destroyed the way it was, but us humans tend to do stupid things...
All of these documentaries can be found on Netflix if you're interested! I'm quite surprised with myself, I didn't watch a single astronomy documentary over the break. Those are usually my go-to shows! But you can probably tell that I was on some kind of history kick. Anyway, I hope you had a great winter break!