What we’re watching: Pronouncing German wines, views from Google Earth, Pharoh’s world


We take a look at German wine words, then there is a brilliant video that combines images from Google Earth, and finally, a full-length show about ancient Egypt. The final film will introduce www.snagfilms.com, the largest collection of documentary films on the Web — a site each of you should know about.

Pronouncing German wine words

It is almost un-German to see this video. It seems so silly, but yet so useful. In these few minutes you will learn names of German wine regions, types of wines and the qualification system of wines. Simple but useful.

Amazing visions from Google Earth

Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs Synopsis

Who built the pyramids? What were the secrets of mummification? Which treasures were selected for the afterlife and why? For centuries, Egypt’s pharaohs have kept these secrets to themselves…until now. Travel to a land of mystery and marvel as archaeologists investigate how the pyramids were actually built. Follow scientists as they re-create the ancient ritual of mummification and discover how the bodies of the pharaohs were preserved. And be there as cameras reveal the ancient underground vault that houses the mysterious ship of the Pharaoh Khufu: his magnificent vessel for eternity.

This film is part of the largest documentary trove on the Web. Enjoy the trailer and go and discover snagfilms.com. It is an amazing film site.