Special effects and dramatizations bring to life events and rituals from the Maya, Egyptian, Roman and other ancient cultures and civilizations.
Directed byRobert H. GardnerJenny Barraclough
S01:E01 - Ancient Egypt - Quest for Immortality
Fascinated with death, the Egyptians create the pharaohs' tombs and mummies.
S01:E02 - Aegean - Legacy of Atlantis
Ancient myths and legendary heroes of the ancient Mediterranean world.
S01:E03 - The Maya - the Blood of Kings
Mayan rulers perform rituals of human mutilation as offerings to their gods.
S01:E05 - Rome - the Ultimate Empire
The Romans' strength conquers the Western world, but their weaknesses lead to the empire's collapse.
S01:E06 - China - Dynasties of Power
Ancient China's great rulers, their military tactics and weapons; the building of the Great Wall.
S01:E07 - Greece - a Moment of Excellence
Using special effects and dramatizations to present events and rituals from ancient civilizations.
S01:E08 - Africa - a History Denied
The histories of Africa's greatest coastal empire and the kingdoms of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
S01:E09 - Tibet - the End of Time
Tibet's landscape contrasts with its timeless culture's struggle to survive in the modern world.
S01:E10 - The Inca - Secrets of the Ancestors
An Indiana Jones-style adventure reveals ancestral influences which helped Incas create a great empire.
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