Awful Egyptians

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1. King Pepi’s Super Sticky Anti-Fly Honey Slave (advertisement)

2. Imagine spot: An over-entitled pharaoh insists on the invention of the pyramid

3. Twisted Fairytales: “The Princess and the Pea” (eliminating rivals to the throne)

4. A picky widow chooses a mummification style for her husband

5. Shouty Man: New! All-Purpose Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Pharaoh Phashion magazine offers beauty tips for peasants and aristocrats (advertisement)

7. Mouse Fresh Max toothpaste (advertisement)

8. Imagine spot: Selling pyramid real estate. Meet the Egyptian gods (animated)

9. This Is Your Reign: Sorting Cleopatra’s tangled family tree. The story of Hatshepsut, first female pharaoh

10. Historical Desktops: Cleopatra courts Mark Antony via social network

11. Video game: The Real Tomb Raider

12. Scary Stories: “The Curse of Tutankhamen”

13. Cleopatra’s beauty regime

14. Historical Hospital: Dr Isis prescribes some surprisingly effective treatments

15. Ready Steady Feast: Comparing the diets of a peasant and pyramid builder

16. Pyramid Weekly magazine offers a stone-of-the-month scheme (advertisement)

17. HHTV News: Bob Hale’s Tutankhamun Report

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18. A tomb builder tries to convince a pharaoh that protecting his treasure is more important than a magnificent monument

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19. Shouty Man: Ushabti Coffin Dolls

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20. Wonders of the Egyptian Universe: Exploring the wonders of the Egyptian Universe

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21. Video game: Duat! Egyptian Book of the Dead

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22. Egyptian Make Show: The mummification process

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23. Kids can practice embalming their own dead body with Mummification (parody of Operation)

24. Historical Dentist: The Egyptian dentist diagnoses ‘mouth-worms’ as the cause of a patient’s toothache

25. The results of New! Egyptian 2000 hair dye are best appreciated from a distance (advertisement)

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26. The Persian army comes up with an inspired–and very cute–variant on a human shield at the Battle of Pelusium

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27. I Love Cats magazine: Everything the ancient cat-lover needs to know.

28. A cure for baldness might be more trouble than it’s worth

29. A lavish makeup kit turns out to be Only For Men (advertisement)

Historical Wife Swap

30. Historical Wife Swap: Pharaoh Rameses II and Queen Nefertari swap with a peasant family.

31. Planning a funeral means it’s all in the many, many details for a hapless husband on “Don’t Tell the Corpse”

32. It’s fun for the whole literate priesthood only with Hieroglabble (Scrabble parody)

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33. HH Movie Pitch: Rameses II tries to make his case as the other iconic Ancient Egyptian ruler

34. A prospective labourer is dismayed to discover it wasn’t all about building majestic monuments.

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35. The Egyptians: Cleopatra marries her dad until he dies, and then her annoying little brother (TV series advertisement)

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36. History’s Craziest Fools: Ptolemy XIII: Some brothers can hate their sisters, but Ptolemy declares civil war on his sister!

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37. Historical Mastermind: Clever Cleo takes on the ‘Everything’ category

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38. Caesar seems unable to get a grip on the floors of Cleo’s palace

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39. Egyptian One Born Every Minute: Cleopatra gives birth, with strange Egyptian and Roman customs (parody of One Born Every Minute)

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40. One man goes collecting wee, and soon finds out why not to collect it in the slums!

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41. Octavian eventually convinces his men they must go to war against Mark Antony-even if it’s for the most ridiculous reason!


1. Making a Mummy

2. Learn Your Hieroglyphics

3. Ra Ra Cleopatra

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4. I Can’t go on!: Cleo sings about her troubles keeping the throne, from Octavian, and her plot only fools her helpless husband!


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