Experts will Recount Tales of Excess Wealth and Discuss Scandalous Vices of the Ancient Egyptian Elite on "Egyptian Vice"

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08 July 2015
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Egyptian Vice
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"Egyptian Vice"
Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Spike

 
          This two-part special is narrated by Alexander Siddig, who plays High Priest Amun in the highly anticipated miniseries “TUT” airing on Spike over the nights of July 19, 20 and 21. 
Part
I of “Egyptian Vice” premieres on July 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, with Part 2 airing at 10:00 PM, ET/PT

          The Ancient Egyptian elite were more than just rich with history. With exploits that could’ve been ripped from the pages of modern magazines, experts will recount tales of excess wealth and discuss the scandalous vices of the era when Spike premieres “Egyptian Vice.”


 
Egyptian Vice
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          Think the ancient Egyptians were squeaky clean? Think again. They practically invented vices like kinky sex, drug binges, and reckless spending. Part One of "Egyptian Vice" takes an in-depth look at The Sins of Egypt. We will be introduced to the most wealthy rulers in ancient Egyptian history. Rulers such as Ramesses ll & his wife Queen Nefertari, Amenhotep lll and Cleopatra.
 
          These characters will serve as a thread for the entire part one, touching on their extravagant, vice filled lifestyles and then launching into other stories and characters to provide additional layers. But they will serve as the biggest “ancient billionaires” in all of Egyptian history. Sometimes their wealth had positive effects and other times it would have extreme consequences not only for themselves, but for their civilization as a whole.
 Egyptian Vice
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          The pharaohs would do anything to attain power. Murder, incest, seduction, and political backstabbing were all in a day’s work. Part Two of "Egyptian Vice" looks at The Rulers of Egypt from least ruthless to most sinister. Throughout 3,000 years and over the vast Nile River Valley, the darkest of vices have shaped this civilization into the icon it is today. Part two focuses on the darker side of Egyptian Vice. Where wickedness, wrath, envy, greed, ego, betrayal and murder are the order of the day. We will view real life events of ancient Egypt that would fit right into TV shows like Game of Thrones and The Borgias.
 
          This two part event will take us from the Lifestyles of the Rich and Ancient to the Diabolical Dynasties and Ruthless Rulers.
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