||In Search of Myths and Heroes, with Michael Wood
In Search of Myths and Heroes. UNAUTHORIZED
||Introduction: In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La (1:27) -- The Story of Shangri-La (2:25) -- Agra - Capital of the Mughal Empire (3:10) -- In Search of Shambala (2:05) -- Following the River Ganges into Tibet (2:54) -- The Story of a Prince (2:18) -- Detour Through Nepal (3:19) -- An Ancient Culture (2:06) -- The Prophecy of Padma (0:45) -- Ancient Treasures of Tibet (2:12) -- More Secrets of the Monastery (1:35) -- Living Descendant of Shangri-la (3:02) -- Survival of Ancient Culture (1:59) -- Climbing Higher (2:36) -- Village at the End of the World (2:55) -- Harsh Conditions (2:55) -- Ethereal Dawn on Top of the World (2:00) -- Entering a Mythic Landscape (3:01) -- Mount Kailash (3:03) -- Hidden City (3:00) -- Glimpse of a Lost World (3:09) -- The Meaning of the Myth (1:37) -- Back to Our World (1:12) -- Credits and Sponsors: In Search of Myths and Heroes (1:09)
||James Hilton popularized the tale of the magical hidden valley of Shangri-La in the 1930s in his novel, Lost Horizon. However, the story of a lost kingdom high in the Himalayas - a paradise free from war and suffering - is descended from a much older Indian myth. In this program, Michael Wood takes a thrilling trek through India, Nepal, and to Tibet's Mount Kailash, the sacred center of the world for all Hindus and Buddhists. After hundreds of miles on dirt roads, he reaches the fantastic ruins of the lost city of Tsaparang, which he suggests is the real inspiration behind the Shangri-La myth.
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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: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005.|
||In search of myths and heros (Television program)
|Publisher number||44318s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||44320 Films Media Group|