Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Alexander's Lost World

Alexander’s Lost World is a 6 x 60” series coproduced with David Adams Films and Sky Vision. Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 1,500-mile (2400 km) journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.

The Ancient Greeks have long been credited for bringing ‘civilization’ to the East. In fact it appears to be the other way round. Alexander the Great discovered a highly developed civilization (a lost world) that pre-dated even the Persians.

As Adams unravels the mysteries of the Oxus Civilizations, its great fortress cities are dramatically recreated in stunning CGI. Travelling through the most remote regions of Afghanistan unarmed, Adams and his Cameraman live as everyday Afghans gaining a most unique insight into the people and our shared heritage.

- from the series Alexander's Lost World website

A little late to the party with this, but I wanted to pass it on anyway...

David Adams has put together a 6-part series based on Alexander the Great's foray in Afghanistan, India, and other central Asian areas. Aired earlier this year in the U.K. and currently airing in Australia and New Zealand, I'm hoping this makes it to the U.S. soon. The episode guide shows a tie-in with the legend of Jason and the Argonauts.

Check out the photo gallery for some remarkable pictures. The website I've linked here obviously has a strong push for joining the network, but there are plenty of enjoyable things for free. Follow up on some of additional YouTube trailers for the series for an idea of how the series approaches the subjects.

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