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NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II [3 Discs] [DVD]
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NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II - Pharaoh's Obelisk
Honoring the Egyptian Gods has never been a slight task. Can you imagine having the means and desire to build a monument 100 feet tall and weighing over 500 tons with ancient building materials and resources? This fascinating Nova program details the amazing Egyptian Monuments and temples. Discover the mystery and enormous faith that propelled the ancient Egyptians to such an amazing accomplishment. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II - Medieval Siege
Discover the intrigue and fascinating experience of medieval battlefields 200 years before the cannon was invented. Nova Video Library: Secrets of Lost Empires II- Medieval Siege reminds us that the Middle Ages were a fascinating time period for war. Learn how medieval carpenters built the trebuchet -- a mechanized catapult capable of slinging boulders great distances toward enemy lines. Explore humongous stone fortresses, protected medieval castles, travel to Loch Ness, and uncover the history of the chaos of medieval battles. An exhilarating and educational program, this Nova program is not to be missed. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II - Easter Island
Easter Island is home to 1,000 human sculptures weighing approximately 80 tons each. The fascinating sculptures are called moias and were built over a 1,000 years ago without the aid of modern technology. Learn the meaning and dedication behind these unusual sculptures and how they may have led to the fall of an ancient society. This Nova program is both educational and entertaining. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II - Roman Bath
Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of Roman Bathhouses. Bathhouses were once the central part of the cultural life of Rome. People of all social classes and ranks visited the bathhouses on a regular basis. It was here that the Romans drank their wine, bathed, sang, and enjoyed life. The Romans had built a sophisticated system of aqueducts and heating systems that made their bathhouses not only a social center but a technological and revolutionary architectural model. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires II - China Bridge
Over 900 years ago, a technologically advanced society in China was building bridges centuries ahead of its time. Nova Video Library: Secrets of the Lost Empires II - China Bridge invites us to explore this phenomenal culture and the Song Dynasty Rainbow bridges they created. First discovered in Song Dynasty scroll paintings, scholars and historians soon discovered that at one time there were thousands of bamboo bridges dotting the Chinese landscape. Nova reveals some of the mysteries behind these bridges and reveals China's technical strength and ingenuity. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

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