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- Castle DVD
Host David Macaulay leads you on a tour of a 13th century Welsh castle, explaining its cultural significance and unique architectural features (including a "murder hole" used to repel intruders). Colorful, detailed animation shows how the castle was built and portrays the lifestyle of its early inhabitants. This program was a Red Ribbon-winner at the American Film and Video Festival and received a Cine Golden Eagle Award.
- Cathedral DVD
Combining spectacular location sequences and cinema-quality animation, this program takes you to France's most famous and awe-inspiring cathedrals. You'll travel in time back to 1214 to explore the design of Notre Dame de Beaulieu, a magnificent Gothic cathedral shaped by cultural and religious forces. Take a close look at the vaulted arches, shimmering stained-glass windows and dizzying vaulted ceilings. This award-winning program also tells compelling stories of life and death, faith and despair, prosperity and intrigue. Narrated by David Macaulay.
- Pyramid DVD
How were the ancient Egyptians able to build the Great Pyramid at Giza, fitting together two million blocks of heavy stone with such amazing precision? Who were the leaders that decided to build these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology and religions of these people, through a combination of live footage and animation. Take a rare look at the mummy of Ramses II, and the buried treasure in the sacred Valley of the Kings.
- Roman City DVD
The ancient Romans built cities in the lands they conquered, linking Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa into a vast, thriving Empire. By combining documentary footage and animated story sequences, this program examines how these cities helped maintain the Empire and how they shaped people's lives. Host David Macaulay takes you to many ancient sites to explain how various structures were built and how they were used. Through animation, watch the construction of a fictional city in Gaul.