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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us and Engineering an Empire DVD Set

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Prepare for an adrenaline-infused tale about the rise of civilization across the globe. From the producers of America The Story of Us™, this 12-hour series on HISTORY® spans the first flourishing of civilization in Mesopotamia all the way to the discovery of America. Groundbreaking production and CGI bring to life the greatest landmarks and milestones of human achievement by rebuilding lost worlds and creating large-scale reenactments of critical battles. Interactive maps dynamically illustrate the key factors that contributed to the birth and evolution of human endeavors. Focusing on the simultaneity of human experience—how ancient Egypt thrived while Stonehenge was being built, how China was at its zenith while Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages—this landmark series captures all the action, struggle and heroism of our shared journey.

The Parthenon. Chichn Itz. The Pyramids. Their scale, complexity, and sheer beauty stand as permanent reminders of the indomitable strength and ingenuity of the human spirit. ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE: THE COLLECTORS EDITION circles the globe to reexamine history’s most magnificent civilizations by surveying the architectural and engineering triumphs they left behind. Beginning more than five-thousand years ago with the mind-boggling construction feats of the ancient Egyptians, the 14 documentaries--including two feature-length specials--in this collection revive the spectacular glory of the past, from the great temples of Greece to the majestic and mysterious Tenochtitlan. Cutting-edge CGI graphics and stunning location footage reanimate the ancient streets of such cities as Carthage and Rome, while expert interviews trace the rise of each empire and the technological achievements that paved the way for their gravity-defying masterpieces. Hosted by Peter Weller, ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE: THE COLLECTORS EDITION unites each riveting moment of this critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series to reveal the innovation and infrastructure behind the worlds most dazzling empires. This collection features a bonus DVD with four episodes of Where Did It Come From? to see how modern technologys roots trace back to ancient civilizations.

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