The Great Wall of China and China's First Emperor DVD Set
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The Great Wall of China DVDInvestigate the incredible origins of the only man-made structure visible from space, and walk along the 2,000 year old barrier.
Rising up from the land like a sleeping dragon, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility...
Explore the story of one of the wonders of the Ancient world. The Great Wall of China is the one of the most massive building achievements in history. Winding 6,000 kilometers through undulating mountains, it is the only man-made structure visible with the naked eye from space. Yet the true history of this engineering marvel is as mysterious and ephemeral as the mists of the nearby Yellow River Valley. Who called for the Great Wall's construction and how was it accomplished? And was the Great Wall truly, as legend has it, a wellspring of bloodshed, madness and death?
Examine the mysteries of one of the most awe-inspiring monuments in the world with modern engineers and leading historians.
China's First Emperor DVD
As important to world history as Alexander, Julius Cesar, and Napoleon, Quin Shi Huangdi was the Emperor that unified China from a series of feuding states into one nation. He created a military superpower and built the only man-made structure visible from space. Delve into the legacy of CHINA'S FIRST EMPEROR.
- Qin Shi Huangdi's accomplishments rival those of Julius Cesar and Napoleon.
- Top actors from China star in this action-packed retrospective.
- Discover the advancements achieved under his reign.
Experts from China, Europe, and America examine the historical influence of CHINA'S FIRST EMPEROR, Qin Shi Huangdi. Produced in China and starring a multitude of excellent actors, this program brings the warring days of this legendary figure to life.
His career as a military leader is as important as Alexander the Great, Julius Cesar, and Napoleon. He transformed China from a set of warring states into a single, unified nation. Both fearless and ruthless, his reign as Chin Emperor is the stuff of legend. In addition to his military exploits, he spearheaded many technological and societal advances. Beside establishing China a superpower, he also oversaw the building of the Great Wall. To this day, an army of 8,000 terracotta soldiers stand near his mausoleum.
With action-packed recreations and intellectual query, explore the mind and actions of this incredible man. Delve into the life and career of CHINA'S FIRST EMPEROR.
Contains bonus disc: China's Wall of Doom
CHINA'S WALL OF DOOM features not only the startling discovery of over 7,000 life-size terra cotta statues, but also explores the mysteries surrounding the Great Wall of China. Both of these landmarks were built by the same Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, a man obsessed with his own mortality. His tomb is protected by his own terracotta army of soldiers and has yet to be opened.