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Lost Civilizations (10 Parts)

Synopsis
Filmed over a 3 year period in 26 countries, this 10 volume set depicts the events, legends, ceremonies and customs of the lost ancient civilizations of Egypt, the Mayas, Mesopotamia, the Aegean, Greece, China, Rome, Africa, the Incas and Tibet. Dramatic reconstruction, location footage and digital effects technology combined with recent research, discoveries and evidence from experts are all used to explore seven thousand years of history.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1995
Notes
Broadcast on the History Channel from 1/9/01 onwards
Subjects
Archaeology; History
Keywords
ancient civilisations; China; Egypt; Greece - classical; Incas; Maya; Roman Empire; Tibet; Mesopotamia

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
500 minutes
Year
2005

Sections

Title
Aegean - Legacy of Atlantis
Synopsis
This episode focuses on the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations that flourished in the Aegean in the Bronze Age.
Duration
50 mins

Title
Africa - a History denied
Synopsis
This episode uncovers the history of Africa’s great coastal kingdoms and their mysterious counterparts in the heartland of Zimbabwe and southern Africa.
Duration
50 mins

Title
China - Dynasties of Power
Synopsis
This edition focuses on ancient China, its great rulers, military tactics and weapons technology, and on the building of the Great Wall that would unify the country
Duration
50 mins

Title
Egypt - Quest for Immortality
Synopsis
This episode explores the legend of the great Egyptian civilisation.
Duration
50 mins

Title
Greece - a Moment of Excellence
Synopsis
This episode focuses on ancient Greece and its enduring legacy to Western civilisation
Duration
50 mins

Title
Inca - Secrets of Ancestors
Synopsis
This episode focuses on ancient civilisations of South America - Paracas, Moche and Nazca - which existed long before the Incas
Duration
50 mins

Title
Maya - The Blood of Kings
Synopsis
This edition explores the golden age of the Mayan culture. In AD800, its cities matched the sophistication and power of those in Europe, but the civilisation went into decline a century later
Duration
50 mins

Title
Mesopotamia - Return to Eden
Synopsis
This edition focuses on Mesopotamia, where the world’s oldest urban civilisation emerged in the fourth millennium BC
Duration
50 mins

Title
Rome - the ultimate Empire
Synopsis
This programme focuses on the Roman Empire, which at its zenith covered most of modern-day Europe, Egypt, Turkey and Syria
Duration
50 mins

Title
Tibet - The End of Time
Synopsis
This programme focuses on Tibet, whose extraordinary culture was quashed by China in 1959. Buddhist lamas ruled this country on the roof of the world presided over by their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
Duration
50 mins

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Time-Life Video

Phone
020 7438 4719
Address
Direct Entertainment UK Ltd
Brettenham House
Lancaster Place
London
WC2E 7TL

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