Watch: Egyptologists promote Exodus: Gods and Kings, plus new footage in ABC’s Nightline report about the movie

Watch: Egyptologists promote Exodus: Gods and Kings, plus new footage in ABC’s Nightline report about the movie December 2, 2014

exodus-facebook-141202-vidWith all the grumbling these days about the biblical and historical accuracy of Exodus: Gods and Kings, it makes sense that the studio would release a new featurette in which Egyptologists discuss the historical basis for the film.

The Egyptologists in question — William Schniedewind, Lynn Swartz Dodd and Kara Cooney — don’t address any of the current controversies, though, nor do they stir up any new ones. Instead, they speak in broad strokes about the reign of Ramses, Egyptian empire-building, and the role of slaves in Egyptian society.

One Egyptologist who is not featured in the video is Alan Lloyd, who recently spoke to the Philippine Daily Inquirer about his role as the film’s historical consultant.

You can watch the video, which was originally posted by JoBlo, here:

The picture quality is a bit murkier than usual, so I’m not inclined to capture any of the new shots in that video. But there definitely are some in there.

You can also see some new footage in this Nightline report posted by ABC News:

One new shot from that ABC report also appears in this video that was posted to the film’s Facebook page today, reminding us of the film’s global premiere tomorrow; the clip also includes some dialogue from the Egyptian high priestess, predicting that Moses will save Ramses and will one day become a leader himself:

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