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Ancient Mysteries - Miraculous Canals of Venice
Ancient Mysteries - Miraculous Canals of Venice
Actor: Leonard Nimoy
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 50min

Of all the world's great cities, none defies nature and logic like Venice. This jewel of western civilization, built in the water, stands bravely against time and tide, weathering the capricious floods that have endangere...  more »


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Actor: Leonard Nimoy
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Miraculous Canals of Venice
S. Peterson | Northern California | 05/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an intriguing video of how the city of Venice was formed through innovation and hard work. You'll be wanting to visit after viewing the scenes of ancient times as well as modern-day Venice -- beautifully filmed and interestingly narrated. One of the best "travelogues" ever!"
A Unique Sinking City
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 06/30/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I love learning about human ingenuity. Humans have sailed all the way to the Polynesian islands, they built monuments in the Andes, and they left us the pyramids. This work explains how a city could exist surrounded by water.

This work concerns both history and architecture. Unlike many historical works that mentions the Roman Empire, Venice was born after its collapse and that political entity is not brought up here. The work says many of its inhabitants and invaders died of malaria. I'm so used to think of that disease affecting tropical, developing nations that I was shocked to hear that it affect sections of Europe.

This work not only speaks of Venice's birth, but also of its decline. In the same way that boat propellers are killing manatees in Florida, they are causing damage in Venice. Many productions and news outlets are afraid to speak on the veracity of global warming for fear of upsetting big business. This work is courageous in saying Venice will sink if the waters keep rising.

I doubt I'll ever visit Venice. This didn't make me want to buy a plane ticket. They don't even say that Madonna's "Like a Virgin" video was recorded there. Still, I found this piece informative."
Worth a look.
R. J. Martinez | USA | 05/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this DVD probably because I knew nothing of Venice before. The history was good and I learned alot about the culture and current problems facing Venice. Very informative."