Being an Art Historian, Egyptology is a field close to my heart. Thus, I tend to find most documentaries on the subject of interest. What sets this apart is that it goes 'out of Egypt' to compare & contrast other ancient cultures. It looks at the rise of cities, how burial customs change, etc. It is not PhD level stuff nor is it a bore for someone on the post-grad. level either.
The photography and effects are very good. The packaging is in the old style 6 discs, 6 boxes within a box format, instead of the new format- a pain to store/display & receive by mail. However, this is a good buy and would even make a great gift [as it can appeal to a very universal audience] for any one.