Ancient China from Above: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Allan Maca, published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of Nat Geo. series in 2020 - English narration

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Ancient China from Above: Series 1 Archaeologist Allan Maca leads a team of intrepid experts on an epic adventure to solve mysteries, explore secrets and reveal amazing wonders of Ancient China like never before. Guided by images from space, cutting-edge technology on the ground, and the very latest excavations of Chinese archaeologists, they will reveal palaces and tombs, incredible megastructures and even entire long-lost cities.

[edit] Mysteries of Xanadu

Dr Allan Maca explores the legendary lost city of Xanadu in Inner Mongolia. Today very little remains of Kublai Khan's grand capital - a place that famous explorer, Marco Polo, described as one of the Marvels of the World. But now, with the help of satellite imagery and cutting-edge technology, we can finally uncover Xanadu's secrets, and bring this fabled city and its lavish palaces back to life.

[edit] Secrets of the Great Wall

In this episode, Dr Allan Maca investigates the biggest manmade structure on earth; The Great Wall of China. This ancient monument has been studied by experts for decades, but it's only now, thanks to new satellite imagery and cutting-edge technology, that its secrets are finally being revealed.

[edit] Chinas Pompeii

Dr Allan Maca explores a newly discovered ancient megacity that 4000 years ago was one of the biggest on the planet. Its people created amazing Maya-like carvings like nothing ever found in China before. There's also grizzly evidence of human sacrifice on an unprecedented scale. This lost civilisation changes everything we thought we knew about the origins of China, but why, after 500 years, did they vanish? Allan and his team investigate ancient cataclysms to try to solve this great mystery.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4608 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 45 Mins
  • Framerate: 29.971 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.48 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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