Ancient Mysteries: The Hidden City of Petra

Ancient Mysteries: The Hidden City of Petra

Cast: Leonard Nimoy

     
 

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The city of Petra is the subject of this installment of a series exploring ancient mysteries. Petra is located in present day Jordan, and was the capital of an ancient Arabic kingdom called Nabataea, which flourished from the 4th century B.C. to the 2nd century A.D. Once a vital trade center, Petra passed into memory until its ruins were discovered by Jakob Burckhardt

Overview

The city of Petra is the subject of this installment of a series exploring ancient mysteries. Petra is located in present day Jordan, and was the capital of an ancient Arabic kingdom called Nabataea, which flourished from the 4th century B.C. to the 2nd century A.D. Once a vital trade center, Petra passed into memory until its ruins were discovered by Jakob Burckhardt in 1812. The magnificent city is carved into a russet colored mountain, accessible only by a two mile chasm that leads into it. Entering into the confines of this natural configuration, one finds an astonishing sight: 35 miles of temples, tombs, streets, and canal systems. Beautiful frescoes and pottery remain as silent witnesses to the mysterious past of a ophisticated, technologically advanced civilization. The viewer goes on location with archeological teams as they search for clues to this little known chapter in human history. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

Product Details

Release Date:
12/27/2005
UPC:
0733961731309
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
0:50:00
Sales rank:
65,198

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Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hidden City of Petra
2. Burckhardt's Discovery [3:41]
3. Secret in the Desert [9:59]
4. Riders on the Sand [8:09]
5. From Solid Rock [6:05]
6. Demanding Gods [10:30]
7. Ends and Beginnings [7:24]

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