Time Life's Lost Civilizations [4 Discs] [DVD]

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Lost Civilizations: Inca - Secrets of the Ancestors
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at several of South America's mountainous regions that were once dominated by fascinating Inca tribes. Some of their cultures are thousands of years old. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Maya - The Blood of Kings
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode examines why the sophisticated Mayan people abandoned their intricately built cities and roadways for the Central American jungles many years ago. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Africa - A History Denied
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at some of the trade routes established by the ancient, sub-Saharan tribes of Africa. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Tibet - The End of Time
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode recalls the current Dalai Lama's ascension to the throne while also noting many of the cultural threats facing this part of the world. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Rome - The Ultimate Empire
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode explores some of the most sophisticated aspects of ancient Rome, including its extensive transportation system. Additional time is spent noting some of the Romans' most important advances in language and technology. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: China - Dynasties of Power
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at the Shang people, who lived in China over 4,000 years ago. Various experts discuss their ties to Imperial China. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Greece - A Moment of Excellence
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at many of the most important democratic principles and institutions introduced to modern society by the citizens of ancient Greece. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Mesopotamia - Return to Eden
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode examines the culture of the ancient Sumerians, who once lived in an area that's now part of Iraq. Some historians believe that these people built the world's earliest civilization. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Aegean - Legacy of Atlantis
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode examines the many myths surrounding the lost city of Atlantis. Experts also discuss the various explorers who spent their lives trying to locate it. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Lost Civilizations: Ancient Egypt - Quest for Immortality
Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at some of the lengthy embalming ceremonies performed for such ancient rulers as Ramses the Great. Additional footage reveals some of the damaging archeological work that was performed in this part of the world many years ago. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

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