Mysteries of Egypt
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Well-known Egyptian actor Omar Sharif and the young British actress Kate Maberly are featured in the IMAX film. Sharif plays the role of a grandfather who takes his visiting granddaughter (Maberly) around the country to introduce her to the wonders of ancient Egypt. Re-enactments are used to illustrate such events as the building of pyramids, the reign of the pharaohs and the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
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© Destination Cinema
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a visually appealing but basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Mysteries of Egypt proves once again that the next best thing to experiencing the real thing is an Imax film."
‑ Herb Lash, Big Movie Zone
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Though a little creaky in parts, the film wins us over with its impressive production values, fair-minded presentation and formal ambition."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"What else would you expect from National Geographic but a rich tapestry of history that's unfolded right before your eyes?"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Overall, a decent 1970's style documentary, but this archeological film barely scratches the surface of the sweeping IMAX potential."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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