||Ancient Abandoned Sites (1:37) -- Egypt, One of the First Great Civilizations (3:45) -- Greece, the First Millennium, BC (3:54) -- South East Asia, God Kings Rule as Living Manifestations (5:26) -- Andean America, a Lost Empire (5:05) -- Middle America, Rise of Great Civilizations (4:44) -- Middle America, Aztec Civilizations (2:20) -- Credits: Myths and Legends of Lost Civilizations (0:13)
||Story traditions reveal as much about long-vanished societies as any ruin or artifact-perhaps more so. This program recounts myths and legends from early civilizations as it travels to ancient architectural sites around the world. Egyptian pyramids and hieroglyphs serve as backdrops for the sun-god narratives of Aton and later Theban-based mythologies, while the saga of the Olympian pantheon resonates among the fallen pillars of Athens, Sparta, Delphi, and other locations. In South and Southeast Asia, viewers encounter the tales of Brahma, Vishnu, Chandra, Rama, and other deities still venerated in the Hindu religion. Likewise, in Andean and Central America, the legends of Tlaloc, Quetzalcoatl, and Tezcatlipoca prove to be very much alive.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 22, 2012.|
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|Interest grade level
||6 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Academic Media (Firm), 2011.|
|Publisher number||44888 Films Media Group|