On Thursday, Jan. 2nd, KLRU Q takes a look at the leaders and warriors who shaped the ancient world.
8:00pm Hannibal – It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the burgeoning superpower of the ancient world. With each conquest her empire grows. No one can stand in her way. But one man is destined to challenge all that. A man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home, Carthage in North Africa – the empire that ruled the Mediterranean before Rome stole its crown; a man who’s pathological hatred of Rome knows no bounds. In pursuit of revenge he will stop at nothing.
9:30pm Warriors “Attila the Hun” – Attila’s name has passed into history of one of the most feared warriors of all time, synonymous with burning ambition and vengeful savagery. His decision – one that few would make after a humiliating defeat – to attack Rome itself would be something from which the Roman Empire would never recover.
10:25 pm Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs – Since the discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in 1922, King Tutankhamun has captured the imaginations of people around the world. The Emmy-nominated Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs highlights the celebrated exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts – the most impressive collection ever assembled outside of Egypt – at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. These objects – ranging from everyday housewares to ornate gold crowns – offer a compelling portrait of the tumultuous times of Tutankamun and his fabled family. A special exhibition section explores the mystery of Tutankhamun’s death (theories range from murder to a tragic hunting accident) through CT scans performed on the young pharaoh’s mummified remains. Additionally, a realistic, life-sized bust created by forensic specialists allows visitors to gaze into ancient monarch’s face.