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Lost Civilizations (Time Life's) - Collector's Edition (4 Disc Set)

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Lost Civilizations (Time Life's) - Collector's Edition (4 Disc Set)

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Never before could you get this close to seven thousand years of history. Time Life’s Lost Civilisations combines cutting-edge digital effects technology with powerful dramatisation. 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 Cuzco in Peru to Petra in Jordan. Computer graphics restore Egypt 's pyramids and the Great Wall of China with breathtaking accuracy . From ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet, lost worlds live again on these must-have DVD's!

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 civilization, following clues that lead to the Garden of Eden.

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-powerful rulers and discover how the building of the Great Wall would unify that nation.

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

Ancient 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.

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.

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.

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.

Greece - A Moment of Excellence:
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.

The 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 matched the sophistication and power of those in Europe in AD 800, this civilization declined suddenly a century later-leaving behind questions and enigmas.

Tibet - The End of Time:
Follow the tale of glory and tragedy as a young boy - the reincarnation of the Tibetan God-King - witnesses the collapse of a timeless culture. This episode explores a genuine Shangri-La and its struggle to survive in a hostile contemporary world.

Special Features:
  • Slipcase Packaging
  • Bonus 16 Page Booklet
Release date NZ
February 5th, 2008
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Collector's Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
500
Studio
Genre
  • Documentary
UPC
9328511012482
Product ID
1553810

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