Napoleon: The Egyptian Campaign

An autopsy of a three-year campaign, in the land of the Pharaohs, lived through the eyes of two young scientists. This docu-drama details the incredible adventure of the unprecedented expedition to Egypt. Between the cultural shock, the divergence of interests between the military and scientific communities, the epic combat with Mamelukes and Ottomans, popular uprisings, and outbreaks of the plague, this was an expedition to remember. It ended in stinging military defeat, but would always remain a great scientific triumph, marking the birth of a new science: Egyptology.