Culture, History Documentary hosted by John Viner and published by Others in 2007 - English narration
The unique Lost Treasures series enables the ancient wonders of the world to be seen as never before... magically 'restored' to their former glory by 3D graphics and presented in a superb animated format. Our camera teams have traveled the world to gather spectacular new footage of ancient history's greatest monuments and their surroundings, providing a fascinating link between the past and the present day. Features superb 3D graphics, State-of-the-art computer generated animation, all new location footage, and expert commentary and analyses. Contains Ancient China, Ancient India, Samurai Japan, Empires In The Americas, Dark Age England, The Celts.
1) The Americas
The parallels between the Aztec and Incan cultures are explored in this fascinating documentary that focuses on the doomed civilizations. Featuring expert commentary and thrilling computer-generated re-creations of such lost cities as Tenochitlan and Machu Picchu, the truth about the sun-worshipping societies and how they fell prey to 16th-century Spanish conquistadors is revealed.
The Great Wall of China remains the most soaring architectural achievement of the Chinese people -but it's not the only one, as this program reveals. Highlights include dazzling graphic re-creations of a Chinese village from seven thousand years ago, the terracotta army of the First Chinese Emperor and Beijing's Forbidden City.
A look at China's long and fascinating history, including the construction of the Great Wall, the terracotta army built by the First Emperor, and the Forbidden City in Beijing. Also includes a re-created Chinese village from 7000 years ago, plus expert commentary, computer graphics, and footage shot on location in China
3) The Dark Ages
Buried treasures, strange structures, mysterious buildings...what clues do these offer us as we strive to learn more about this bleak period in English history?
Utilising state-of-the-art computer generated graphics and animation, discover the secrets of the famous Offa's Dyke; the hidden treasures of the Sutton Hoo burial site; the technology behind the Viking longships; and the beauty of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
For over 4,000 years, the lands of India have been home to a remarkable human civilization. This episode journeys through the centuries to reveal the continuing story of the Indian people. Beginning with a graphic reconstruction of an Indus Valley city of the Second Millennium BC, the Indian experience includes fabulous dynasties of kings, timeless belief systems, and golden ages of culture. India's greatest buildings especially reflect the character of this unique people, culminating in the glory of the Taj Mahal, the greatest monument to human love ever constructed, and one of the most spectacular constructions anywhere on Earth.
Japan's great monuments, pagodas and temples are the physical evidence of people steeped in the ways of Buddhism -a stark and fascinating contrast with the famous Samurai warriors and their noble Code of Bushido. Featuring terrific graphic re-creations and animation.
A look at the traditions and history of Japan, which go back thousands of years. Includes a look at Japan's great temples and monuments, plus information on Bushido, the code of the Samurai. Includes historical recreations and expert historical commentary
6) The Celts
Long-buried treasures and newly discovered monuments are shedding new light on Celtic society. Classical writers condemned what they saw as the barbarian society -a lifestyle built around rituals, bloody sacrifices and savage fighting. This program reveals, there was a rich sophisticated element to Celtic culture.
Recent discoveries have shown the Celts, previously believed to be a wild and barbaric race, to actually have been sophisticated and artistic. This program takes a look at the span of Celtic history, including a look at ancient ruins, a recreated village, and expert historical commentary.
* Video Codec: XviD
* Video Bitrate: 1920 KB/s
* Video Aspect Ratio: 1:34
* Video Resolution: 688 x 512
* Audio Codec: (Dolby AC3)
* Audio BitRate: 192 KB/s
* Run-Time: 50mins
* Framerate: 25FPS
* Number Of Parts: 1
* Part Size: 746 MB
* Ripped by artistharry
* Subtitles: none
* Source: DVD
1) Further Information
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