Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mystery of the Maya|
Director: Barrie Howells; Roberto Rochin
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
VERY nice. Better than expected.
Jim | Santa Ana, CA | 04/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Better than expected. No movie can capture the beauty there, however. But this one is the closest!"
Mystery of the Maya appropriate
Ms. B | California | 02/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this DVD for my gifted and talented students in middle school. Since we are studying the Maya, this video was totally appropriate for their viewing. The content was presented in a manner that interested them with a young student working with an older teacher type person/archaeologist. I would highly recommend it for grades 6 and on up."
Great to View Along with Breaking the Maya Code
Joseph J. Slevin | Carlsbad, CA United States | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although it does not touch upon the dissappearance of the Mayan civilization, the Mystery of the Maya is a review of the great pyramids and the rediscovery of these ancient civilations. We see the development of archeology from the hand drawings from the early 19th century, to the incredible photography of the late 19th and early 20th century. We meet the people who had a lot of interest in their day for Mayan culture and how much of that information would be shared. We see the grave of one of the kings, whom we find in "Breaking the Maya Code" to be one of the longest living monarchs in all of history.
Some of you will recognize the stone covering his tomb. Some who claim ancient astronauts were here use this stone saying the character depicted is flying a space ship. Thankfully that is not alluded to, however, the actual discover of the tomb and how they lifted the makes you wonder, how did it get there in the first place.
Simple in some of its presentation, The Mystery of the Maya is a very good short subject movie that is informative and useful along with anything about the demise of the civilization.
Very poor quality
Denise | CT, USA | 05/10/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD for my middle school students. The narration had such poor quality that the students could hardly hear it (even when I raised the volume). I am very disappointed with the quality of this DVD."