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Time Life's Lost Civilizations [4 DVDs]
Time Life's Lost Civilizations
4 DVDs
Director: Time Life
Genres: Documentary
NR     2002     8hr 20min


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Director: Time Life
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Time Life Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 8hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Simply the Best DVD set on the topic
Josephus | Knoxville, TN United States | 02/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I teach high school ancient history and these DVD's are pure gold - don't pass them by! The DVD's on Tibet, Egypt, Classical Greece, Minoans, Rome, the Inca, the Maya, & China are great. The DVD on Africa is a bunch of P.C.ism - it is the only bad one in the bunch. I only wish they would've done a DVD on India &/or the Aztec instead of the Africa DVD."
Best DVD's Available on Ancient Civilizations!
Jill Basham | Woodbury, TN USA | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a homeschool mom I am always looking for the most interesting, hold your attention type ways of teaching history. I have watched several tapes on ancient history that were dry & rather dull. "Lost Civilizations" is anything but dull. My 9 yr. old loves it, and even my 6 yr. old will sit for 45 minutes at a time and watch it. It covers Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt & the Aegean on Vol.1. Greece, China & Rome on Vol.2. The Maya's and The Inca's on Vol. 3. Africa and Tibet on Vol.4. The scenery is breath-taking! We watch the tapes every year as a review. And if you can believe it, my kids put it in sometimes for fun. I highly recommend this set!"
Good Value for a lot of material
David Arndt | Grand Rapids, MI United States | 02/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are someone who would think nothing of spending $25 on a 50 minute PBS documentary, this might not be the ideal set for you. It's appeal to me was its value. It covered a huge amount of material in an acceptable, if not always outstanding, manner.

A previous reviewer complained about the amount of Biblical references in the first episode on Mesopotamia. To me the approach of the series was quite understandable. The Bible is one of the most ancient and reliable sources of information in addition to being a cultural reference point that many viewers would naturally reflect upon.

But by no means is the series an unscientific propaganda piece for religous groups. Religion is not the focus of the series. Consider, for example, that several episodes do not hesitate to make a comment on the sexual practices of the culture under discussion when relevant.

The series does not confine its self to "Lost" civilizations, so I suspect the title was more a product of the marketing department. But the episode on the Agean Sea culture (Atlantis?) was quite interesting. The episode on the lost history of Africa is something one does not hear much about. The sheer breadth and variety of cultures discussed makes this a valuable general introductory tool."
Where are we going?
Charles D. Hill | Belleview Middle School, Belleview, Fl | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first saw the name Time-Life I was anticipating a cesspool of political correct hodgepodge. As a public school teacher I was thrilled to find the straight forward format for this production. National Geographic could take some lessons from Time-Life's Lost Civilizations. The viewer will walk away with a ton of well researched info that is very professionally produced. An expansion into India, China, Australia, Russia, and Japan would be super. Keep up the good work."