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Ancient Civilizations (2002)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Questar, Inc.
Genre: Documentary
Languages: English
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Ancient Civilizations: Athens and Ancient Greece (Disc 2 of 3) (2002)
Ancient Greece was a civilization like no other - and now you can see why. Computer graphics, archival film, and classic art come together to recreate the past. Tour the Acropolis in the 5th Century B.C. Stand before Delphi's Temple of Apollo where the oracle spoke. Gaze at the Statue of Athena and marvel at the Parthenon. Walk through the Agora, the Temple of Zeus, and Olympia - home of the Olympic games. Sail to the legendary and lost continent of Atlantis. Experience the daily lives and customs of Ancient Greeks in this unforgettable journey. Extra Feature: Atlantis: In Search of a Lost Continent - Since Plato first described Atlantis 2,500 years ago, more than 5,000 publications have been written about this mythical island kingdom located in the Atlantic. Once described as the Cradle of Civilization, the astounding accounts of Atlantis describe an advanced society that included electricity and airships. Follow host Richard Crenna as he takes you through this exceptional story of science, history, and mystery.

Ancient Civilizations: Rome and Pompeii (Disc 1 of 3) (2002)
Rome and Pompeii- Imagine being among the bloodthirsty thousands at a gladiator bout in the Colossem or at the chariot races in Circus Maximus. Think of yourself among the decadent few in the ancient baths, theatres, temples, or palaces. Be an eyewitness to the burning of Nero's Rome. See the devastation caused by Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Meet the anicents, experience their daily customs, and... More visit the imperial cities of Rome and Pompeii as they appeared 2,000 years ago. This program makes it all possible through computer recreations and a renowned team of Italian archeologists and historians. This program makes it possible through its magnificent reconstructions of Rome and Pompeii. Bonus Program Faith Unconquered: The Roman Persecution of Early Christians. Emmy Award-winning actor Joseph Campanella takes you to ancient Rome, where Christians once challenged the power of the empire. Filmed on location, this moving docudrama follows the fates of four martyrs - Clement, Cecilia, Apollonius, and Agnes, who made the ultimate sacrifice rather than deny their faith. Church records and archelogical data were compiled to verify the details of each martyr's life.

Ancient Civilizations: The Land of the Pharoahs (Disc 3 of 3) (2002)
The land of the pharaohs awakens, and this magical program is there to capture it. Through reconstructions and the work of historians and Egyptologists, you'll travel back 5,000 years to experience the splendor of ancient Egypt. See the wondrous structures created with simple tools and massive manpower. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara. Meet the Sphinx! Marvel at the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Ammon at Karnak. Travel across the Nile, explore Memphis, and meander through the Left Bank. Taste the food and test ancient recipes from history's most fascinating time. Extra Feature: Touring Egypt - Visit the cradle of civilization and culture. See how 5,000 years of history has influenced the land today. The old quarters still convey an atmosphere of the Arabian nights. Outside of Cairo are the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza, monuments without parallel. Cruise the Nile, where life goes on as it has for millenia, to ancient Thebes, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Tut's tomb. Your tour also takes you to Esna, Aswan, Memphis, and more.

GreenCine Member Ratings

Ancient Civilizations: Athens and Ancient Greece (Disc 2 of 3) (2002)
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6.67 (3 votes)
Ancient Civilizations: Rome and Pompeii (Disc 1 of 3) (2002)
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4.20 (5 votes)
Ancient Civilizations: The Land of the Pharoahs (Disc 3 of 3) (2002)
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