The Past Surrenders its Ancient Secrets in Six Powerful Programs
Walk among the ancients in this fascinating "you are there" series! Meet legendary rulers, visit powerful places and experience the extraordinary customs of ordinary people in ancient times. From the Great Pyramids to the Roman Empire and beyond, you’ll see the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and discover why they were built! Expert commentary and cutting-edge graphics make the distant past come alive—with you at the heart of the action! No other collection brings you this close to the Ancient World.
Disc 1: Rome and Pompeii - Imagine being among the bloodthirsty thousands at a gladiator bout in the Colosseum or at the chariot races in Circus Maximus. This program makes it possible through its magnificent reconstructions of Rome and Pompeii. Bonus Program: Faith Unconquered: The Roman Persecution of Early Christians
Disc 2: Athens and Ancient Greece - Ancient Greece was a civilization like no other in history—and at last you can see why. Computer graphics, archival film, and classic art combine to recreate places and events never before seen outside the imagination. Bonus Program: Atlantis: In Search of a Lost Continent
Disc 3: The Land of the Pharaohs - Ancient Egypt awakes—and this magical program is there to capture it. Through computer reconstructions, this program takes you back 5,000 years to a civilization that could create wondrous structures with the most primitive tools and human hands. Bonus Program: Touring Egypt
Disc 4: Fall of the Aztec &Maya Empires - The Aztec and Maya Empires return—for one glorious hour. Reenactments and computer reconstructions recreate Aztec and Mayan cities as they may have looked 1,000 years ago, just before defeat and decay. Bonus Program: The Maya: Temples, Tombs &Time
Disc 5: Gladiators: Bloodsport of the Colosseum - "Modern-day reenactors, gladiator movie clips, sumptuous footage, an incredible computer-generated tour, and actor David Hemmings’s eloquent narration are among the ‘to die for’ features of this fabulous production." —Booklist Extra Features: Colosseum, House of Terror • Flamma, Gladiator Superstar Gladiators of Hollywood • Training Killers • Fighting Men of the Arena • Fearful Facts
Disc 6: Cleopatra: The First Woman of Power - Narrated by Anjelica Huston, this program offers an Egyptian perspective, showing the legendary ruler as a brilliant strategist and strong leader. Extra Features: Interactive Menus • Biographies • Timeline • Cleopatra Facts