- Number of Discs: 4
- Run Time: 6 hours, 16 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 31, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Take a journey across the globe and through time with HISTORY Classics Ancient Mysteries: Lost Cities. Marvel at the power and glory of ancient Rome discover the enchanting secrets behind the mystical Forbidden City take to the high seas to learn the grim and gritty history of legendary pirates behold the wonder of Machu Picchu embark upon the odyssey of Troy visit the remarkable city of Pompeii search for the hidden utopia that is Shangri La explore the crown jewel of the Roman Empire. This collection offers an unprecedented look at these archaeological, historical and cultural wonders of the world with expert interviews, extensive location footage and stunning reenactments.
To this day, history buffs continue to feel captivated by tales of "lost" cities - bewitching locales that faded into oblivion due to natural disaster, marauding or other catastrophes. As issued by cable's History Channel, this box set brings the viewer an octet of programs on individual lost cities, each one examining its subject's historical, sociocultural and archaeological nuances. Contents include: LOST CITY OF PIRATES, MACHU PICCHU: CITY IN THE SKY, THE ODYSSEY OF TROY, POMPEII: BURIED ALIVE and several others.