- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: December 16, 2008
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Though the Great Wall of China has long been the subject of scholarly scrutiny, many questions still remain about its origin, length, and purpose. This A&E special, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, begins at the very beginning, analyzing the earliest plans for the wall, laid out by the nation's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Description by Source: New Video Group:
Winding like a serpent for nearly 4,000 miles, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind's most spectacular achievements. Strangely, though, this landmark's history and function remain shrouded in mystery, uncertainty, and superstition.
In fact, historians are puzzled by even the simplest questions: How long is the
wall, exactly, and how was it constructed' Did it really protect China from invasion, and if not, what was its true purpose' Narrated by Leonard Nimoy,
CHINA'S WALL OF DOOM investigates the enigmatic saga of the Great Wall by delving into the mind of the man who conceived it: China's tyrannical first
emperor, whose tomb - protected by a recently discovered army of more than 7,000 terra cotta statues - has yet to be opened.
Embarking on a journey of discovery and revelation, ANCIENT MYSTERIES® ventures deep into the shadowy history of one of the world's most mysterious structures.