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Time Life's Lost civilizations Volume 1, Mesopotamia ; Ancient Egypt ; Aegean

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4-DVD collector's ed. ; DVD.

Mesopotamia: The roots of the world's major religions lie in the valleys of Mesopotamia's Fertile Crescent. Archaeologists, originally searching for the Garden of Eden and sites of other Biblical stories, have unearthed clues to the birth of civilization and cities belonging to its first great empires. Babylonia of the Jewish Exodus was preceded by the kingdom of Assyria, which was itself preceded by Sumer, and the first city--Ur.
Ancient Egypt: In 1922, when Howard Carter opened the intact tomb of Tutankhamen the world marveled, for at last there was concrete evidence of details of daily life in the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs, a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings.
Aegean: Archaeologists are unearthing data that may support the existence of the island Atlantis, once thought to be only a legend, along with the origins of western culture. Searching for the proof of Homeric legends and Troy of the Iliad, Heinrich Schliemann, a German amateur, discovered an ancient city in Turkey, and went on to excavate at Mycenae. Schliemann's belief in an historical truth underlying myth inspired the discovery of Knossos on Crete. Another possible inspiration for Atlantis may be the island of Thera, destroyed by the most violent volcanic eruption in early human history.

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