The Land of the Pharaohs

Synopsis: Shows an interesting series of views of Egyptian life and customs.
Director(s): Scott Brown
Year:
1909
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I, Hamar, lord high priest of Egypt...

... am preparing a chronicle

of the reign of Khufu...

... ruler of Egypt.

Word has come that again...

... he has been victorious in

the war against our enemies.

And now Egypt has taken its place as

the greatest of all nations in the world.

Today, Pharaoh and his army return.

This was Pharaoh...

... direct descendant of our deity Amun...

... god of the sun, who rules the heavens...

... as Pharaoh rules the Earth.

Again, he brought treasure...

... gold and precious jewels

taken from our enemies.

For to Pharaoh, riches were power.

And power was to be desired.

And also again, he brought many captives...

... for is it not by slaves

that one becomes even richer...

... and then has more power?

Greetings, my lord priest.

Sire, the gods rejoice at your safe return.

Thank you, my lord priest.

Your Majesty.

My lord, it is good to have you back.

It is good to be back.

I'm afraid to touch you

because of the dirt of travel.

Perhaps my lord would

care to remove the dirt.

An excellent idea.

Then I will come to my lord.

When I am ready, I will send you word.

I rejoice at your safe return, my lord.

Thank you.

- Your name is?

- Mayva, my lord.

oh, yes, I remember.

Has the bird learned to speak yet?

oh, yes, my lord, but only in private.

Well, perhaps it's better that way.

Hamar, dear friend, it's good to

see you again. I've missed you.

I've missed you too, sire.

It's been three long months.

We've much to talk about.

But first, I must bathe.

The sand seems to get in

every pore of one's body.

Why can't we do away with the desert, Hamar?

I'm only a priest, not a god, sire.

outside of a discomfort, the

desert hasn't been too much...

...of an obstacle to you

in the past or this time.

No, the Egyptian soldier

fights well in the desert.

- I've done well, Hamar. very well.

- So I have heard.

Four hundred men loaded with treasure.

Wait till you see it.

That feels much better.

Tell the queen I've finished.

Well, have I changed?

Not very much.

You're one war older, that's all.

I hope to age by many more

before my time is come.

More wars, more treasure.

Still not enough?

You know I can't resist gold.

Yes, I know.

The first fight we had as children, remember?

We fought for a little gold

ring that had been a gift to me.

You won the fight and you took the ring.

And you tricked me into some wager and

got it back before nightfall, remember?

And you've been fighting for gold ever since.

And I mean to keep it forever.

Hamar...

I see that you have cleansed

yourself of the desert, my lord.

You are beautiful.

Even more beautiful than my memories of you.

Three months in the desert is a long time.

- Perhaps that's why...

- No, to any man at any time.

Isn't that so, Hamar?

Hamar...

He's gone.

You've always said he's the

wisest man in the kingdom.

And by his going, he proved it.

Each morning and each night...

...I prayed to the gods for

your safe and speedy return.

Let me look at you.

Am I a fool to leave you here and

roam the world seeking for treasure?

No, my lord, if treasure's what you want.

I want treasure, yes.

But there's something else I want too.

And that is?

I've been thinking, Egypt is a great country.

When I am gone, who will rule?

I want an heir. A son.

I know, my lord.

You have fought five wars in

the six years of our marriage.

This has not been your home, only

a place to leave to another war.

I know that.

Supposing I say I'll stay

at home and not go to war?

I will not ask that of you.

only stay with me for a little while...

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