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Great Empires of the Past

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This series provides a concise survey of 12 history-changing empires. Each empire is given an overview segment, including a timeline graphic to place it within the context of world history, and two additional segments that delve deeper into areas of particular importance. Connections to modern life and society are emphasized throughout, to help viewers see ancient history as a living presence in today's world.

Episodes:

  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander the Great is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Alexander the Great • The Beginning of the Empire • Science and Culture Across the Empire.

    Length: 00:06:40
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egypt is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Ancient Egypt • The Great Pyramids • Religion, Science, and Culture.

    Length: 00:07:34
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Ancient Greece • Art, Philosophy, and Science • Politics and Society.

    Length: 00:06:55
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Ancient Mesopotamia

    This overview of Ancient Mesopotamia has three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Ancient Mesopotamia • From Farm to City • Babylonian Society and Culture

    Length: 00:07:36
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Ancient Persia

    Ancient Persia is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Ancient Persia • The Achaemenid Empire • Art, Science, and Culture.

    Length: 00:06:35
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Ancient Rome • Living and Working in the Empire • Art, Science, and Culture.

    Length: 00:07:06
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Medieval Islamic World

    Medieval Islamic World is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Medieval Islamic World • Living in the Islamic Empire • Art, Science, and Culture.

    Length: 00:06:43
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • Medieval West Africa

    Medieval West Africa is presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: Medieval West Africa • The Ghana Empire • The Mande People of the Mali Empire.

    Length: 00:06:55
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • The Ancient Maya

    The Ancient Maya are presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: The Ancient Maya • Society, Science, and Culture • Religion and Ritual.

    Length: 00:06:54
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • The Aztecs

    The Aztecs are presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: The Aztecs • Aztec Society • Art, Science, and Religion.

    Length: 00:06:37
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • The Incas

    The Incas are presented in three segments: • Great Empires of the Past: The Incas • Inca Society • Art, Science, and Culture.

    Length: 00:07:10
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018
  • The Mongols

    The Mongols are presented in three segments: Great Empires of the Past: The Mongols • Government and Society • Daily Life.

    Length: 00:06:14
    Usage rights: 8/15/2013 to 8/14/2018

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