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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 1: Mayans and Aztecs - Ancient Lands of the Americas
     

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 1: Mayans and Aztecs - Ancient Lands of the Americas

 
This film investigates the ruins of the Meso-American region, focusing on the Mayan and Aztec cultures. The Aztecs settled in the Valley of Mexico in the 15th century. They incorporated into their own world the many advancements of the cultures they subjugated. Thus, when Cortéz arrived in 1519, he found a highly civilized society, with fabulous art and architecture.

Overview

This film investigates the ruins of the Meso-American region, focusing on the Mayan and Aztec cultures. The Aztecs settled in the Valley of Mexico in the 15th century. They incorporated into their own world the many advancements of the cultures they subjugated. Thus, when Cortéz arrived in 1519, he found a highly civilized society, with fabulous art and architecture. In the film, archeologists study the ruins at Tenochtitlán, which was destroyed by the Spaniards. The Mayans were a very cultured people, with special skills in mathematics and astronomy, which they used to construct their pyramids. The ruins at Palenque and Tikal are featured in the film. 3-D computer graphics enable the viewer to see the magnificent structures as they originally appeared. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
UPC:
0032031701298
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kultur Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:50:00

Special Features

3D graphics and computer animation; The civilizations re-created; Expert analyses and interpretation; New location footage; Images and paintings

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Mayans and Aztecs Ancient Lands of the Americas
1. Opening [:53]
2. Civilizations of Mesoamerica [3:21]
3. The Maya [9:20]
4. Mayan Artifacts [8:25]
5. The Aztec [6:07]
6. Ceremonies at the Great Temple [10:09]
7. Conquest of Cortez [9:08]
8. Credits [:31]

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