Mysteries of Egypt (IMAX)

Theatrical Release: May 11, 1999
DVD Release: July 6, 1999
Mysteries of Egypt (IMAX)


Egypt is and ever was a place of mystery. Many rumors spread around the great Pyramids of Gizeh (the only one of the seven wonders of the world left); their age ranges between 3,000 and even 12,000 years, according to different theories. Here, an old Egyptian is asked by his granddaughter about those mysteries of which we all heard in one way or the other. The action takes us to Howard Carter, who, after years and years of searching, finally found King Tutankhamen’s (Tut-ench-Amun) grave in 1922. This was a major event in archeology, as this grave was never robbed and therefore in the same condition as it was left in about 1339 B.C. We also get to see the Nile’s wells and other historic landmarks that make Egypt an important part of world history.

Dove Review

It’s difficult to describe this film. I have long been fascinated by ancient Egypt. “Mysteries of Egypt” delivers some marvelous shots of many of the vast monuments and structures in Egypt. There are some breathtaking shots of the massive pyramids, and wonderful reenactments of their time. The focus of the film is directed toward the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, which was long sought after. I could list all the other images this film shows of Egypt, but I cannot justly describe them. This film is terrific for anyone who has any interest in ancient Egypt, since the film also contributes excellent information. I highly recommend seeing this picture, especially in the IMAX theatre, where the magnificent images are almost brought to life.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: The film describes what the Egyptians believed, making references to their gods, but not imposing it on the viewers.


Company: Destination Films
Director: Bruce Neibaur
Producer: Scott Swofford
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 63 min.
Reviewer: Bradley B. Klinge