Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3 [6 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • New location footage
  • Stylish period reconstructions
  • Ground-breaking 3D graphics and animation sequences
  • Commentary and analyses by the world's leading authorities
  • Includes:
  • Ancient China
  • Samurai Japan
  • Empires in the Americas
  • Ancient India
  • The Celts
  • Dark Age England

Synopsis

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: Samurai Japan - A Journey Back in Time
This video is part of the Lost Treasures of the Ancient World series that examines some of the ancient civilizations of the world. In Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Japan, the Japan of thousands of years ago is the topic. The Samurai warrior class was born to protect the interests of the society's feudal overlords. The video takes an in-depth look at this culture and its code of Bushido. The role of the Shinto and Buddhist religions are considered. The viewer is taken to Japan to see some of the ancient temples and other historic sites of this country. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: Ancient India
This video is part of the Lost Treasures of the Ancient World series that investigates some of the great civilizations of the ancient world. One of the most fabulous cultures was that of ancient India. The country was wealthy in both material goods and learning. The Taj Mahal is a symbol of the height of India's affluence. The inner world of India is exemplified by the practices of Yoga, Hinduism, and Buddhism, with their emphasis on inner development. Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: Ancient India includes a replica of a 3,000-year-old city, to illustrate the grandeur of ancient India. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: The Celts
This video is part of a series that looks at world cultural heritage through the examination of the civilizations that shaped it. This episode focuses on the the Celtic race of northern Europe. The video presents stories and myths of the culture, from its pagan nature beliefs to the exploits of its warriors. There is a tour of ancient ruins and reenactments take place in a replica of a Celtic village. The program features Celtic art, including the calligraphy and scroll work crafted by priests during the Dark Ages. The Celtic people are credited with preserving Western civilization's accumulated knowledge during this time when books were burned and writing was banned elsewhere on the continent. Historians provide insight into the gifts of the Celts. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: Empires of the Americas
This video is part of the Lost Treasures of the Ancient World series that explores ancient civilizations all over the world. In Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Empires of the Americas, the Mezo-American cultures of the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru are examined. Both civilizations flourished about a thousand years ago, before the invasion of the Spanish brought about their demise. The Spanish were drawn to the regions by stories of fabulous treasures of gold. There are period re-enactments of life in the cities of Tenochtitlan and Macchu Piccu. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: China - A Journey Back in Time
This video is part of the Lost Treasures of the Ancient World series that looks at some of the ancient civilizations of the world. China is country with a history that spans thousands of years. The Chinese Book of Changes, the I Ching dates back 3,000 years. Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: China -- A Journey Back in Time examines the legacy of that ancient world, in the arts and sciences, from the wisdom of Confucius to painting to fireworks. The viewer travels to China to see some of the monuments of that culture, including the Great Wall of China, and the Forbidden City. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 3: The Dark Ages - A Journey Back in Time
This video is part of the Lost Treasures of the Ancient World series that investigates ancient civilizations of the world. In Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Dark Ages, the period known as the Dark Ages is examined. The Dark Ages had their genesis in Europe in the religious excesses of the Crusades and the Inquisition. The accumulated learning of centuries was lost, as books were burned and artists, healers, scientists, and other thinkers were killed. Only the Celtic priests kept the arts of writing and history alive. The video shows that knowledge took new forms of expression in the hills and valleys of Europe. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi


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