Legacy: The Origins of Civilization



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Legacy: The Origins of Civilization

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Legacy: The Origins of Civilization takes the viewer back to trace the origins of six civilizations. One of the most important characteristics with being human is the fascination of who we are, and where we came from. Famous historian Michael Wood takes his audience on an unforgettable journey through Iraq, India, China, Egypt, Central America, and Western Europe. Go on a journey with this charismatic historian as he investigates each civilization's view on the environment, the person, society, and spirituality. Watch Michael Wood as he stands among crumbling ruins describing the background and history of once thriving civilizations that were prosperous thousands of years ago. The series is shot on-locaton in four different continents, and is truly an international production. It is co-produced by several individuals from various cultures and backgrounds throughout the world, and thus providing an international perspective unlike any other series. Sit back, relax, and come along on an unforgetable adventure with Michael Wood.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 9/24/1991

Season 1 : Episode 6

  • Europe: The Barbarian West

    S 1 : Ep 6

    Aired 9/24/91 (45:00)

  • Central America: The Burden of Time

    S 1 : Ep 5

    Aired 9/17/91 (52:00)

  • Egypt: The Habit of Civilization

    S 1 : Ep 4

    Aired 9/10/91 (52:00)

  • China: The Mandate of Heaven

    S 1 : Ep 3

    Aired 8/27/91 (53:00)

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History, Heritage, Culture