Magnificent ancient cities, bustling shops and great temples come magically to life for you in this tour-de-force exploration of vanished civilizations, thanks to state-of-the-art computer reconstructions, riveting photography and research from leading archaeologists. Shudder at the cataclysmic eruption that silenced Pompeii. Marvel at the architectural treasures of ancient Rome. And unravel the secrets of Egyptian and Aztec pyramids. Includes 27 unforgettable journeys through time, from touring the sumptuous Persian palaces of Darius I, to wandering through the legendary labyrinth of Minos and riding elephants across the Alps with Hannibal. As seen on The History Channel.