- 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 30, 1997
He was one of the greatest emperors in China's history, the first ruler of the Ch'in dynasty. Under Shih Huang Ti, China turned inward, protecting itself behind the famous Great Wall. In his reign, the first 1,200 miles of the wall were constructed.
But was Ti really trying to protect his kingdom, or was he concerned with preserving his own place in history? THE GREAT WALL probes the remarkable archaeological legacy of this ancient ruler, focusing on the famous barrier. Leading historians relate what is known of his rule, while archaeologists reveal the astonishing discoveries that have recently come to light including the shocking find of over 7,000 life-size terra cotta statues of warriors. Get an up-close look at these astonishing monuments, and join the ongoing excavations of Ti's tomb, protected by its own buried army of warrior statues.
Take a first-ever look at some of the most remarkable discoveries of recent years, and reach across the ages for a portrait of the driven man whose desire for immortality provides a window into China's distant past.