- 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 16, 2007
Josh gets up to his elbows in the bloody history of this ancient Mesoamerican civilization. New techniques and findings bring to light amazing discoveries on his latest expedition.
- 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.
- What is the truth behind the bloody rituals of the ancient Aztec culture?
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.
When considering the sophisticated, intricately ordered Aztec civilization - with its advanced astronomy, accounting system, written records and architecture - what stands out for most is the human sacrifice. In the three centuries of their regional dominance, the Aztecs ritually slaughtered innumerable human beings for specific reasons that were in their eyes perfectly practical.
In his latest expedition, Josh turns his attention to the blood-steeped history of ancient Mexico. He is searching out the reasons behind the sacrifice, its extent, and the mechanics of killing countless humans. Join him in Mexico City as he applies cutting-edge forensics to the remains of sacrificial victims.
Then we get to see how good an Aztec Josh would have been as he tries his hand at their ancient weapons. Later he samples some potions ancient Aztec priests would have included in their ceremonies and even cuts through flesh using the technology of the ancients.
Once again, better him than us, but at least he lets us tag along as he explores THE AZTECS: OF BLOOD AND SACRIFICE.