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Legacy: The Origins of Civilization   -  Discontinued

Legacy: The Origins of Civilization

Item Number:
AVP 539
360 min.
Closed Caption:
Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.
Historian Michael Wood stands in the Iraqi desert amid crumbling ruins and dry desolation. He describes a once-thriving metropolis, where merchants brought their goods into the city over a network of lush canals. All that remains is a sea of golden sand, the once-large population drifted away, the complex society vanished. As the world approaches the 21st century, this new series reminds us that other nations and cultures prospered for hundreds or even thousands of years. Now all that remains is the legacy of their civilizations, present and influential in our own.

Shot on location on four continents, Legacy takes a different viewpoint from other series that concentrate primarily on the Western view of history. Visiting China, India, Egypt, the Middle East, Greece and Meso-America, this series traces the rise of both Asian and western civilization.

This series results from an international effort, a co-production of Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, U.K. in association with NHK, Japan and the British Museum.

Hosted by historian Michael Wood ("River Journeys") and ("Travels"). Produced by Peter Spry-Leverton ("Making of Mankind") and ("Japan").

English Subtitled.

Series includes: Central America: The Burden of Time China: The Mandate of Heaven Egypt: The Habit of Civilization India: The Empire of the Spirit Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization The Barbarian West

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