Unearth the fascinating secrets of ancient worlds in this three-disc collection featuring five National Geographic classics. From the location of the fabled city of Atlantis and the significance of the mysterious Stonehenge monument to the truth behind the legendary King Tut curse, National Geographic sheds new light on the intriguing mysteries left behind by once-powerful ancient civilizations.
Ancient Worlds Classics includes King Tut’s Final Secrets, Finding Atlantis, Quest for Noah’s Flood, Stonehenge Decoded, and Quest for the Phoenicians.
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King Tut's Final Secrets
It is perhaps the most intriguing story to have ever emerged from ancient Egyptthe mystery behind the famed boy-king Tutankhamun. Why did he die so young? Was he murdered? And is there an explanation for the legendary curse said to follow those who found his tomb centuries later? Now, for the first time, an international team of scientists is using state-of-the-art CT-scan technology to unveil the truth of what really happened 3,000 years ago and unravel the mystery of King Tut's curse. It's an unprecedented look into Tut's life and death that will reveal answers about the man behind the golden mask.
90 minutes. © 2005
Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, experts are now surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city. If the team can match geological formations to Plato's descriptions and date artifacts back to the time of Atlantis, we may be closer to solving one of the world's greatest mysteries.
45 minutes. © 2011
The Quest For Noah's Flood
Almost every major culture includes an ancient flood story. What if evidence of the Great Flood could be found? Join Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, on an odyssey to find the submerged truth about the Great Flood. Dr. Ballard sets off to look for ancient shipwrecks, and search for evidence supporting a controversial theory that links the legend of the Great Flood with the catastrophic flooding of the Black Sea around 5500 B.C. As his sonar scans the desolate sea floor, and robotic submersibles search the haunting darkness of the Black Sea's "dead zone," the truth begins to emerge from the murky depths of myth and legend.
60 minutes. © 2001
Journey back 4,500 years to unlock the secrets of the world's most enduring archaeological mysteryStonehenge. Stonehenge Decoded presents world-renowned archaeologists as they reveal a revolutionary new theory about who built Stonehenge and why. Thanks to a recent discovery of a lost city just two miles from the famous stone circle, our understanding of this era is now transformed.
90 minutes. © 2008
Quest for the Phoenicians
Join two scientists and an explorer as they travel to Lebanon to find out more about the ancient Phoenicians. The scientists are using genetics to determine the link between the current Lebanese population and the early Phoenicians from bone excavations made at ancient sites. Meanwhile, the explorer tries to retrace the shipping and sailing routes of the Phoenicians, who were aggressive explorers that discovered and conquered other Mediterranean lands. Includes bonus photo gallery.
60 minutes. © 2006