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Modern marvels : Architectural wonders. Egyptian pyramids ; The Great Wall of China

Author: Actuality Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
Publisher: New York : A & E Television Networks : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Egyptian Pyramids: Constructed as tombs for the ancient pharaohs, over 100 pyramids remain in Egypt today, standing as cultural and engineering marvels of staggering proportions. But many facts about these monuments, including the exact methods used to construct them, remain tantalizingly obscure. Modern Marvels travels back in time to investigate their evolution, from the first primitive, flat-roofed tombs called
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Actuality Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767097718 9780767097710
OCLC Number: 143844507
Notes: Originally aired on the History Channel.
Performer(s): No credits provided.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: [Disc 1]. Egyptian Pyramids: Magnificent structure --
How and why --
Different styles --
Construction --
The blocks --
The mighty sphinx --
[Disc 2]. The Great Wall of China: An imposing mass --
The land of the sleeping demon --
The demon barrier --
The fall of the House of Ch'in --
Wan Li's wall --
The West discovers the wall.
Other Titles: Egyptian pyramids
Great Wall of China
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks ; the History Channel.

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"Egyptian Pyramids: Constructed as tombs for the ancient pharaohs, over 100 pyramids remain in Egypt today, standing as cultural and engineering marvels of staggering proportions. But many facts about these monuments, including the exact methods used to construct them, remain tantalizingly obscure. Modern Marvels travels back in time to investigate their evolution, from the first primitive, flat-roofed tombs called "mastaba" to such magnificent works as the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and of course, the great masterpiece of Giza: the Necropolis!"--Container.

"The Great Wall of China: Winding roughly 6,700 kilometers through undulating mountains, grasslands, and desert, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility. A wonder of the ancient world, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind's most massive building achievements. Yet contrary to popular belief, there is no single wall of China, but rather a series of walls built for different reasons at different times. Modern Marvels embarks on a journey of discovery, investigating the mysterious history surrounding this cultural marvel"--Container.

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