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When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
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National Geographic's groundbreaking 8-part series reveals ancient Rome's hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.


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Doomsday Volcano DVD Exclusive
Doomsday Volcano DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Natural Disasters

An eruption of Santorini some 3,600 years ago was one of the largest, yet most mysterious, natural calamities in human history and may have wiped out an entire civilization. Much of the evidence of its destruction has been lost at sea until now. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and an international team of volcanologists, armed with a state-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicle fitted with HD cameras, dive into the belly of the Santorini's submerged caldera.


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Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
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In an extraordinary discovery that made front page headlines around the world, scientists uncovered evidence of a race of "hobbit-sized" prehistoric species on a remote Indonesian island. A full-grown adult would have been as tall as an average four-year old child today. Researchers believe this ancient race lived at the same time as modern humans, sharing the earth for at least 80,000 years. National Geographic delivers the world's first in-depth documentary of this groundbreaking find.


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In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
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Since the days of the Roman Empire, Italy's Mount Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, devastating whole cities and towns. At Herculaneum, archaeologists found human skeletons in a fatal embrace. Although Vesuvius is sleeping now, this active volcano is never far from the minds of the two million people who live in its shadow.


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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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Ancient X-Files DVD-R
Ancient X-Files DVD-R
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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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Murder In The Roman Empire DVD-R
Murder In The Roman Empire DVD-R
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British investigators discover bones hidden under the floor of an old army barracks near the Scotland border. Preliminary observations indicate the victim may have been bound and was killed with blunt force trauma to the skull. But, this victim died nearly 1,800 years ago. Solving the mystery of who murdered a 10-year old child in 213 AD, Murder in the Roman Empire delves into the life of an ancient Roman garrison using forensics, archaeology, and criminal investigation. Could an individual soldier have taken advantage of deserted barracks to hide his crime? Or was there collusion among a group of soldiers?


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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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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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Egypt Unwrapped 2-DVD Set
Egypt Unwrapped 2-DVD Set
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From the Sphinx and the pyramids to the rules of Cleopatra and the Scorpion King, the legends and mysteries of ancient Egypt have aroused endless speculation for centuries.


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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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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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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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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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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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Ancient Voices, Modern World: Mongolia & Australia DVD Exclusive
Ancient Voices, Modern World: Mongolia & Australia DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

Mongolia:
Acclaimed anthropologist and explorer Wade Davis travels to the Central Asian steppes of Mongolia to meet descendents of Genghis Khan. These people are remnants of an ancient nomadic horse culture that thrived in the region's harsh conditions for more than 2,000 years.


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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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Ancient Voices, Modern World: Colombia & Amazon DVD Exclusive
Ancient Voices, Modern World: Colombia & Amazon DVD Exclusive
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Colombia
Acclaimed anthropologist and explorer Wade Davis makes a remarkable journey into the heart of war-torn Colombia to visit one of the indigenous groups that call themselves the Elder Brothers. These extraordinary people claim to be the last descendants of a once-great civilization, the Tairona, and to speak with their voice. Could they be the last window we have on the great high civilizations of the ancient Americas?


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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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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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Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
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Secrets of the mummy —revealed! Ancient human grave sites speak volumes to those who listen. These haunting human "time capsules" have been uncovered all over the world. Some even reach a certain level of fame: The Ampato maiden sacrificed on an Andes peak; The Alpine Ice Man, the oldest frozen mummy ever found; England's 9,000-year-old Cheddar Man. Others' stories are known only to the ages, like a cache of elaborately adorned 7,000-year-old mummies unearthed in Chile, and the thousands of Egyptian mummies actually burned as train fuel in the 19th century. Modern science now allows us to explore these human treasures without destroying them, and connects us all to the secrets of Ancient Graves: Secrets of the Dead.


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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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In Search of Easter DVD
In Search of Easter DVD
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Two-thousand years ago, a series of events changed history and gave birth to Christianity. According to the Gospels, Jesus was crucified, resurrected and ascended into heaven. But how much is legend and how much is truth? Join National Geographic for a fascinating journey back to ancient Jerusalem. There, they investigate the disappearance of Jesus Christ after his death and attempt to gain new insight hidden within the diverse accounts of his resurrection that may ultimately shed new light on the mystery of Easter.


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