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|Secrets of Ancient Empires Boxed Set|
Genres: Educational, Documentary
This is your ticket for a remarkable journey back in time. The Secrets of Ancient Empires collection takes you back many thousands of years to the mysterious days of antiquity.This unique series traces the development of t... more »
Disappointing Treatment of Ancient Empires
Serge J. Van Steenkiste | Atlanta, GA | 04/23/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Secrets of Ancient Empires collection is a disappointing 5 DVD-set compared to say, Secrets of Archeology. Secrets of Archeology, a six-DVD set, introduces viewers to twenty-seven amazing archeological sites spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
Secrets of Ancient Empires tries to cover too much ground in a very short time. The running time of each DVD is just 50 minutes. The series successively covers the first civilizations, cities, merchants, armies, and beliefs. The computer-generated imagery used is repetitive and does not seem to be state-of-the-art. Some DVDs like The First Cities feature some lousy acting that makes watching it a chore.
To summarize, this DVD-set can best be forgotten due to its superficial treatment of key subjects that should allow viewers to better understand what they owe to the ancient empires.