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Secrets of Lost Empires 2

Secrets of Lost Empires 2

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Item Number:
280 min.
Closed Caption:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
4 - 12
Watch history come to life as timeless mysteries reveal fresh facts.

Unlock riddles and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's thrilling technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe from China to Egypt and take a fresh, hands-on look at mankind's greatest cultures and civilizations. With the help of experts, you'll recreate five enigmatic structures using only ancient tools and modern brainpower. It's the past presented like never before!

- Discover how the fearsome, mechanized marvel known as the trebuchet catapulted warfare in an unpredictable direction in Medieval Siege
- Travel inside ancient tombs and temples, and "read" cryptic building instructions to see how ancient Egyptians used a lot of sand, ingenuity and unwavering faith to raise a 500-ton granite monument in Pharaoh's Obelisk
- Unlock secrets behind the massive moai statues on Easter Island; learn how this vanished civilization may have carved its way to extinction; and Learn the meaning of the moai from an archaeological perspective
- Learn why the intimate luxury palaces of Roman Bath remain such an impressive achievement today; and travel to an olive grove in Turkey to see the start-to-finish construction of a modern "ancient" Roman bath - Return to the Song Dynasty in China Bridge where the revolutionary Rainbow Bridge reveals intricate mysteries of China's inventive past; and hear experts explain how China's technical wizardry went unrivaled in the West for centuries

Special DVD features include printable materials for educators; access to the NOVA Web site; scene selection; and closed captions.

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