Filmed in IMAX, a young girl questions her grandfather about the alleged curse of King Tutankhamen. His response takes us up to the source of the nourishing river Nile, to the Great Pyramids of Giza, to the Valley of the Kings.
"Mysteries of Egypt," an Imax film produced in cooperation with National Geographic, is a convenient substitute for a trip to the country itself and a nice supplement to a visit to the mummy collection in your local museum. The five-story screen and the swooping aerial camera work convey the grandeur and majesty of the pyramids of Giza and the gigantic statues at Abu Simbel. And if the experience still does not quite match standing at the foot of the monuments themselves, it is also free of desert heat, souvenir hawkers and tour-bus exhaust. – A. O. Scott
2001-10-26 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Mysteries of Egypt