Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Lost Secrets of the Maya|
Actor: Ian Xel Lungold
Director: Ian Xel Lungold
One of the most mysterious, scientifically advanced achievements ever discovered among ancient cultures is the creation of the Mayan calendar. After years of painstaking research, archeologists and researchers are still my... more »
Not at all what I expected.
Essentially Offbeat | Massachusetts | 11/08/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"One of my kids has been studying the Maya at school. Since many of the resources there are not current, I wanted to provide her with a visual learning tool with the most up to date information. I bought this DVD set because of the release date, the description, and the cover image. When it arrived, I was excited to see what I thought were screen shots on the back containing scenes of a Mayan temple, glyphs, and modern computer graphics. Very deceptive packaging, IMHO.
Unfortunately, both DVD's are simply Ian Xel Lungold, in front of a class, giving a lecture with a black marker and a large pad of paper. I'm certain it was loaded with good information, but it was so dry I had to fast-forward through it or suffer flashbacks to the worst of my college days. It certainly won't hold the attention of my kid.
So if you are looking for information without any bells and whistles of modern entertainment - actually with nothing but that pad'o'paper for a visual aid - you can have my copy since I can't return it because it has been opened. *sigh*"
Good content, but deceptive packaging
Herr Doktor | Seattle, WA | 02/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent information once you sit through the rather dry flipchart presentation. The DVD packaging is very deceptive - full of wonderful color graphics, none of which make an appearance in the DVD. I would like to know the difference between this and the other Solving the Mystery of the Mayan Calendar by the same Ian Xel Lungold? Anyone know?"