Lost Treasures of Petra DVD
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- 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: April 12, 2007
Josh takes you along as his thrilling adventures continue! Plumb the hidden chambers and forgotten secrets of one of the most stunning archeological sites on the planet.
- Archeology gets a fresh new face in this exciting series.
- Hosted by adventurer Josh Bernstein, President and CEO of the world's oldest and largest wilderness survival school.
- Unknown to the West until 1812, the astonishing rock-hewn city of Petra is one of the most dramatic sites in the world.
Adventure has a new name! Host, explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein 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, Josh goes to extremes and takes us along for the ride.
Imagine the awe and wonder of Johann Ludwig Burckhardt - the first Westerner to ever lay eyes on the magnificent rock-hewn citadel of Petra - as he beheld the mythic city for the first time. Today, nearly 200 years later, join Josh as he follows in Burckhardt's steps to this spectacular and mysterious site: "a rose red city half as old as time."
Over two and a half millennia ago in the foothills of what is now Jordan, the Nabataeans literally carved their glorious city from the living rock and - even more impressively - apparently drew water from stone, creating an oasis in an unremitting desert. They were among the richest, most powerful people ever to inhabit the Middle East, yet their greatest achievement has been abandoned for thousands of years.
Who were the Nabataeans? What became of them? Could any of their famed treasures remain in the city? In pursuit of these mysteries, Josh examines the only surviving parchment manuscript from Petra and searches for clues deep underground.
As he searches for the fabled LOST TREASURE OF PETRA, Josh takes you on another thrillingly entertaining and richly informative adventure. With Josh as your guide, you will understand - and share - the awe Johann Burckhardt felt two centuries ago.