This is an excellent set for Egytology enthusiasts, offering on the first two discs
1. a two-show account of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb,
2. a two-show account of the work of Belzoni (about whom there is little attention elsewhere) and
3. a two-show account of the discovery of the meaning hieroglyphs by Champollion (dramatically, the high point).
It is easy to criticise the woeful acting and the cliched script, but actually these shows are probably better than previous docu-drama efforts on the same subjects. However, the shows are beautifully filmed, special effects are excellent and the BBC clearly spent a few bob on reconstructing means of transport, housing, and others bits and pieces. These shows are also excellent for education purposes - students in secondary education would be interested, even captivated, and amused by these programmes.
4. There is also the BBC's account of the building of Khufu's pyramid at Giza from the perspective of a fictional ancient Egyptian. I hated this show when I first saw it, but warmed to it when watching the DVD recently. It explains a lot, the special effects are excellent and the twee acting, and indulgent scripting, are less detracting.
The other bits and pieces (the extras) don't add to much, but overall the 3-disc set is excellent value for money.