Lost Civilizations

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History Documentary hosted by Sam Waterston, published by Time Life in 2002 - English narration

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Never before could you get this close to 7000 years of history. Dazzling spectacles re-create rituals and events – from the bloodletting of Maya kings and a pharaoh’s last journey to the secret pleasures of a Roman empress. Original location cinematography in 25 countries takes you from Cusco in Peru to Petra in Jordan. Computer graphics restore Egypt’s pyramids and the Great Wall of China with breathtaking accuracy.

[edit] Mesopotamia Return to Eden

Explore the land of the Bible and see evidence of the world’s oldest civilizations. Go back to the dawn of civilizations, following clues that lead to the Garden of Eden.

[edit] Egypt Quest for Immortality

Discover the enduring legacy of the pharaohs in the magnificent riches of their tombs and among the fragile relics of their mummies. Explore the ancient Egyptians’ fascination with death and their quest for immortality.

[edit] Aegean Legacy of Atlantis

Follow the trail of clues that lead from the ancient myths of the Aegean world to their real- life counterparts. Experience the lives of the legendary heroes as they are rediscovered in the ruins of this ancient Mediterranean world.

[edit] Greece a moment of Exelence

Enter the extraordinary lives of the Classical Greeks at the height of their civilization. Examine the conflicting forces of passion and reason that shaped the art and ideas of the western world

[edit] China Dynasties of Power

Witness the glory of ancient China’s greatest rulers and the secrets of their giant tombs. Learn the ruthless military tactics and weapons technology of these all- powered rulers and discover how the building of the Great Wall would unify that nation.

[edit] Rome the Ultimate Empire

Enter the Colosseum alongside the gladiators and their foes as they prepare for battle. This episode re- creates the glory of Rome at the zenith of its power and explains how the Romans conquered the western world. Learn the mistakes that led to the Empire’s chaotic collapse.

[edit] Maya the Blood of Kings

Witness the dark rituals of human mutilation as the Maya rulers draw their own blood to offer to the gods. This Episode reveals Maya culture at its peak – while its cities marched the sophistication and power of those in Europe. In AD 800, this civilization this civilization declined suddenly a century later- leaving behind questions and enigmas.

[edit] Inca Secrets of the Anchestors

Witness the conquest of an Inca ruler at the pinnacle of the power. Follow Inca roads into the past and explore the secrets of their ancestors- the Mache, the Nazca and the Paracas- whose legacies inspired the greatest South American empire ever.

[edit] Africa a history Denied

Uncover the hidden history of Africa’s great coastal kingdoms and its mysterious counterparts in the heartland of Zimbabwe and southern Africa. For years, this legacy has been denied- only now can the true story be revealed.

[edit] Tibet the End of Time

Follow the tale of glory and tragedy as a young boy- the reincarnation of the Tibetan God- King- witness the collapse of timeless culture. This episode explores a genuine Shangri- la and its struggle to survive in a hostile contemporary world.

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  • Video: Codec:xvid
  • Video: Bitrate: 1762 Kbps
  • Video: Aspect Ratio: 3x2
  • Video: Resolution: 720 x 480
  • Audio: Codec: AC3
  • Audio: Bitrate: 192 Kbps
  • Audio: Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Audio: English
  • Run-Time: 50 mins
  • Framerate: 25fps
  • Number of Parts: 10
  • Part Size: 712 MB
  • Container: AVI
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: noxxx

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