- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 10, 2007
Join Hunter Ellis on a fascinating expedition to unlock the secrets of the massive and mysterious monolithic heads of the ancient Olmec civilization.
- The larger Olmec heads weigh as much as twenty tons.
- Hosted by adventurer Hunter Ellis (Tactical to Practical).
- Archeology gets a fresh new face in this exciting series.
Adventure has a new name! Host, Navy pilot and survival expert Hunter Ellis takes a fresh look at the world's greatest ancient mysteries and puts adventure back into history as he travels to some of the most intriguing, remote and physically challenging locations in the world. With a fresh and engaging approach to archaeology, Hunter goes to extremes and takes us along for the ride.
Were they portraits of favorite ball players, the trading cards of their era? Were they tributes to kings? Or did they serve some other, undiscovered purpose?
Carved from single boulders of basalt, the giant stone heads of the Olmec have amazed and mystified archaeologists for more than 150 years. Hunter Ellis explores how a primitive civilization - Central America's first - moved mountains (sometimes fifty miles from quarry to installation) to make these monumental works of art... and reveals new insights into this captivating pre-Columbian culture.
Will the KINGS OF THE STONE AGE break centuries of silence and divulge their secrets?