- Lost Civilizations Greece and Rome, Maya and Inca, Egypt and Mesopotamia VHS
- An exclusive Readers Digest Version Box Set
- Year Produced: 1998
- Publisher: Time-Life
- MPN: RV4S014SC
Readers Digest invites you to journey back through 6,000 years and revisit some of the greatest cultures the world has ever known.
Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, The Mayan and the Inca. Six intriguing worlds filled with triumphs and tragedies, glorious beginnings and mysterious endings. Adapted exclusively for Reader's Digest customers, showcasing the best of the highly acclaimed Time-Life Original Production LOST CIVILIZATIONS will make ancient history come alive as never before. Emmy Award Winner. Educational and Interesting Documentaries...each cassette approximately 1 hour running time.
VIDEO I: EGYPT AND MESOPOTOMIA
Travel back to ancient Eygypt and explore the timeless allure of a culture in which everyone, from Farmer to Pharaoh, believed that eternal life was a natural right. Learn how archeologists are penetrating Eygypts long buried mysteries from the science of preparing a love letter in Hieroglyphs, to the technology capable of raising the largest stone building ever erected by human beings.
And take an inpsiring 6,000 year journey back to river valleys of Mesopotamia's fertile crescent, birthplace of the great world traditions of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. Witness the invention of the writing and the concept of law. Join archeologists unearthing physical clues to the truth behind the Biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, The Great Flood, The Tower of Babel - and more.
VIDEO II: THE MAYA AND THE INCA
Travel back to AD650 and immerse yourself in the dazzling world of the Ancient Maya. Rising from the mists of entral America, like a fabulous dream, see their soaring stone pyramids, teeming plaza's, painted ball courts and majestic temples. What was it that bound together the rich Mayan societyof lordly priest-kings, scholars and warriors? You'll discover the secretof the power at the center of this glittering civilization.
And enter the kingdom of the legendary Inca empororswhose rule marked the stunning climax of 3,000 years of South American cultural evolution. Join researchers unraveling the enigmas of the Nazca, creators of the earth-drawings once believed the work of extraterrestrial beings. Travel the 15,000 mile Inca road system - then witness the incredible engineering feat that is labeled Machu Picchu. Finally, witness the tragic eclipse of the great Inca in a final devastating encounter with the Spanish Conquistadors.
VIDEO III: GREECE AND ROME
Journey back to Athens, the worlds first democracy. As Pericleshelps usher it into a Golden Age of unparelleled achievement in philosophy, science, or art. And discover the very essenceof what it meant to live as an ancient roman, part of a military colossus that even to the present day, is regarded as The Ultimate Empire.
Celebrate the Gods at The Colosseum...spy on a roman emporer's wife...dance with the cult of Dionysus...mingle with gladiators preparing for battle....join Socrates at the Symposium...see why Ceasar was assassinated, and much more.
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