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Birth of Civilization DVD
Birth of Civilization DVD
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The Earth has witnessed the birth, growth and disappearance of numerous species. But one species, Homo sapiens, set off to conquer the world. Man hunted and domesticated animals, built cities, developed complex civilizations, and also created war in his quest to dominate throughout time.


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Pyramids of Death DVD Exclusive
Pyramids of Death DVD Exclusive
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The ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico was home to one of the most powerful and least understood civilizations. The civilization appeared out of nowhere to build some of the largest pyramids in the world, only to mysteriously vanish almost one thousand years later. National Geographic follows ground-breaking excavations that have nearly turn on its head what was previously known or thought about the civilization of Teotihuacan.


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The Quest for Noah's Flood DVD Exclusive
The Quest for Noah's Flood DVD Exclusive
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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.


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Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
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Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, National Geographic undertakes a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilized by the people who carved these iconic statues. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island's intriguing history and culture.


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Egypt's Lost Rival DVD-R
Egypt's Lost Rival DVD-R
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Egypt, the ancient city of Qatna was wiped off the face of the earth as it grew too powerful—its role in the rise of the Egyptian empire lost in the desert sands. Qatna and its many treasures lay hidden from humanity until now.


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How Nero Saved Rome DVD-R
How Nero Saved Rome DVD-R
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Nero is accused of having "fiddled while Rome burned" and remembered for executing his mother and burning Christians alive. History has sided against him on all counts, but could there be another side to ancient Rome's notorious emperor?


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Hannibal vs. Rome DVD Exclusive
Hannibal vs. Rome DVD Exclusive
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Go on an action-packed adventure through the high Alps, to the battlefields outside of Rome, and uncover the story of the great warrior and brilliant military strategist, Hannibal Barca. As one of the greatest military commanders ever known, he would challenge the impossible and lead one of the most daring and ingenious invasions of all time.


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Dawn of the Maya DVD
Dawn of the Maya DVD
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Through breathtaking discoveries, archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a dynamic, sophisticated culture that was flourishing before the time of Christ. The Preclassic Maya—once dismissed as primitive—created massive pyramids, elaborate art, early writing, and more. Join National Geographic's Dawn of the Maya as it investigates the rise one of the world's greatest and most mysterious civilizations.


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America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells us that America wasn't exactly a "New World," but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals—and disease. In the first 100 years of contact, entire civilizations were wiped out and the landscape was changed forever.


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Peru's Mass Grave Mystery DVD Exclusive
Peru's Mass Grave Mystery DVD Exclusive
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High in the cloud forests of Peru is the mountaintop fortress of a lost civilization and an ancient legend of murder. The Chachapoya, or Cloud Warriors who lived over 400 years ago, vanished virtually overnight. For years, anthropologists have been hunting for who or what killed these people. Now, the discovery of a site with more than 80 corpses could solve this mystery. National Geographic joins a team of archaeologists and anthropologists who believe the answer is hidden in the bones—testing theories from an Inca massacre or an epidemic brought by the Spaniards to a ritual sacrifice or assassination by a rival tribe to finally close the case on this lost capital's ultimate collapse.


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Treasures of Egypt 2 DVD Set
Treasures of Egypt 2 DVD Set
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Egypt: Quest for Eternity—The River Nile gave birth to one of history's great civilizations. Through the centuries, the ancient Egyptians created and constructed the most glorious monuments the world has ever seen. Explore the great temples of Luxor and Karnak. Cross the Nile to the Land of the Dead and enter the elaborately decorated tombs where the kings and queens are buried. Join Egyptologists as they unravel and interpret the riddles of Egypt's intriguing past.


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Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
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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.


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Gladiators Back from the Dead DVD-R
Gladiators Back from the Dead DVD-R
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Up to one million gladiators are thought to have died in arenas across the Roman Empire. And, although fascination with gladiators has been high, the details of their lives and deaths remain fragmentary. Now, with the discovery of an ancient Roman burial site containing 80 skeletons thought to be gladiator warriors, National Geographic recreates the world of the Roman arena and how six gladiators lived, fought and died.


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Egypt Eternal: Quest for Lost Tombs DVD
Egypt Eternal: Quest for Lost Tombs DVD
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Become an eyewitness to one dazzling archaeological find after another as National Geographic goes in search of Egypt's fabled past and uncovers some of the most exciting, headline-making discoveries of recent times.


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Into the Great Pyramid DVD
Into the Great Pyramid DVD
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Noted Egyptologist Zahi Al-Hawass showcases the most up-to-date archaeological work going on in Egypt and reveals new discoveries that may shed light on some of the most enduring mysteries of the pyramids. You'll witness the opening of Egypt's oldest intact sarcophagus and follow a specially-designed robot as it reveals what lies beyond a blocking stone in the Great Pyramid's mysterious southern shaft. You'll learn more about how the Great Pyramids were built, as a worker's city is unearthed and its clues are revealed for the first time.


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Roman Empire Classics DVD Collection
Roman Empire Classics DVD Collection
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Discover the untold stories and hidden secrets of ancient Rome in this three-disc collection of five National Geographic classics. Travel back in time to see how gladiators lived, fought, and died; explore the rise of Christianity and how it shaped the Roman empire; discover the true face of Rome’s most notorious emperor; and trace the journey of the Roman military from the furthest frontiers back to the city for which they killed and died.


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Quest for the Lost Maya DVD-R
Quest for the Lost Maya DVD-R
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In the past decade, researchers working in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have made a series of startling discoveries, revealing a gaping hole in our understanding of the Maya… could it be that what we thought we knew has suddenly turned out to be just half the story? Quest for the Lost Maya follows American archaeologists George Bey and Bill Ringle and their Mexico colleague Tomas Gallareta Negron as they find startling evidence of a forgotten Mayan society in the Yucatan. The team discovers a still more ancient royal palace complex buried beneath an ancient pyramid deep in the Yucatan jungle.


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Quest for the Phoenicians DVD
Quest for the Phoenicians DVD
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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.


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Unlocking the Great Pyramid DVD
Unlocking the Great Pyramid DVD
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When ancient architects completed construction on the Great Pyramid at Giza, they left behind the greatest riddle of the engineering world—how did builders lift limestone blocks weighing an average of two and a half tons 480 feet up onto the top of the Pyramid? For centuries, adventurers and Egyptologists have crawled through every passageway and chamber of the Pyramid, measuring and collecting data in an attempt to determine how it was built.


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Lost Kingdom of the Maya DVD Exclusive
Lost Kingdom of the Maya DVD Exclusive
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Explore the ruins of the most highly developed civilization in the jungles of Mexico and Central America that mysteriously collapsed more than a thousand years ago. You'll hear the startling story of the kingdom's downfall and witness ancient rituals re-enacted on sites where they originally occurred.


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Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World DVD Exclusive
Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World DVD Exclusive
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Discover startling new revelations about this extraordinary civilization. Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World transports you to remote Peruvian mountaintops with archaeologists as they explore a vast and previously unknown citadel. Venture into ancient dwellings, storehouses, and cemeteries as you investigate the mysteries of this intriguing site.


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The Quest for Noah's Flood and Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs DVD
The Quest for Noah's Flood and Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs DVD
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National Geographic commemorates 125 years of exploration by reintroducing timeless classics featuring "great explorations" from its archives.


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Nasca Lines: The Buried Secrets DVD Exclusive
Nasca Lines: The Buried Secrets DVD Exclusive
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Are they ancient road maps or messages for visiting aliens? Lying at the foothill of Peru's Andes Mountains is the site of one of the world's greatest mysteries. Etched, as if by giants, onto its arid, moonscape plains are immense lines that stretch for miles to form strange shapes recognizable only from the air. Forming the shapes of animals, plants and humans, they were first spotted by pilots in the 1930s, and inspired fantastic explanations ever since.


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Atlantis DVD Exclusive
Atlantis DVD Exclusive
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What do we really know about the lost city of Atlantis and what happened on the day it died? Legend tells us that the golden civilization became so corrupt and depraved that it was destroyed by the angry gods, but did the city ever exist at all? National Geographic searches for the truth that surrounds this extraordinary mystery.


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National Geographic Classics: Mysteries of the Past DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: Mysteries of the Past DVD Collection
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National Geographic explores great mysteries of the past in this collection of 6 library classics.


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Engineering Egypt DVD
Engineering Egypt DVD
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Monumental in scale and sophisticated in design, the engineering triumphs of the ancient Egyptians still inspire awe to this day. This in-depth National Geographic special explores how two of Egypt's mightiest pharaohs—Khufu and Ramses II—built their way to immortality. From the colossal Great Pyramid of Giza to the stunning, rock-carved temples of Abu Simbel, Engineering Egypt provides an extraordinary new perspective on the history, passion and purpose behind an ancient people's quest to achieve the most daring dream of all: eternal life.


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Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty DVD
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty DVD
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It's among the most tantalizing mysteries in all of ancient Egyptian archaeology: What became of the legendary Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaten, radical pharaoh and probable father of King Tut? And why was their fabled "Amarna Dynasty" deliberately obliterated by later rulers?


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Herod's Lost Tomb DVD
Herod's Lost Tomb DVD
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Herod the Great, king of the Holy Land during the time of Christ, is best known for the Massacre of the Innocents—the Book of Matthew's account of the slaughter of Bethlehem's male infants. But Herod's bloody reputation has always hidden another side of one of the Bible's greatest villains. He was an architectural mastermind of breathtaking proportions. Herod built more and larger monuments than virtually anyone in ancient times, and perhaps in all time.


Now, Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer claims to have found Herod's grandest creation of all—his burial tomb. At his self-named palace-fortress Herodium, Herod's Lost Tomb explores Netzer's decades-long search for the King of the Jews' fabulously carved mausoleum and coffin. With in-depth examinations of classic Herodian sites such as Masada, Caesarea, and Jerusalem's Second Temple, National Geographic probes deep into the architectural brilliance of one of history's most despised men.


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Lost Cities Of The Bible DVD-R
Lost Cities Of The Bible DVD-R
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In the Bible, God destroys the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and sides with Joshua to conquer another misbehaving city: Jericho. Are these stories true or simply moral fables? Archaeological and geological evidence holds the answer.


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The Great Inca Rebellion DVD
The Great Inca Rebellion DVD
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History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors. But new evidence is being unearthed that may help re-write history. Remains of those who died in battle have been discovered, and for the first time physical evidence is suggesting that Spain's conquest of the Incan Empire may have actually taken twenty years. Brought to life through CGI reconstruction and reenactments, the untold epic saga of decades of guerilla warfare and rebellion are finally revealed as National Geographic uncovers the truth behind the Inca's last stand.


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