- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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
Visit a Black Sea archeological site which suggests that the fabled female warriors of the ancient world may have actually existed.
The story of the Amazons goes back to the ancient Greeks, who told tales of a tribe of female warriors who--among other things--cut off their left breasts so they would not obstruct their archery. Modern scholars have long assumed that the Amazon women were mythical, but new evidence suggests there may be a factual basis for the fantastic tales.
AMAZON WOMEN visits a recently-discovered site near the Black Sea (one of the alleged homes of the Amazons in ancient accounts) where archeologists have uncovered the ancient remains of women buried with knives and swords. But, as experts reveal, the discovery does not undermine the accepted thinking about the Amazons--that the legends of these fierce warriors were intended as warnings about the devastation and evils of a society run by women. HISTORY'S MYSTERIES also examines the many stories of "Amazon" societies from many different cultures and eras, including the account of a 16th century Spanish monk that led to the christening of the Amazon River.
From ancient legends to modern revelations, this is a fascinating, comprehensive chronicle of the AMAZON WOMEN.