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Ancient History

America's Prehistoric Civilizations: The Mound Builders (#101)

Had they been made of stone, they would have been among the greatest wonders of the ancient world. These were the pyramids and effigy earthen works by the Mound Building Cultures of the eastern half of the United States. This is the story of the 3000-year Native American tradition that culminated with the construction of cities rivaling any on the planet when Columbus landed in the New World. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This sweeping series provides a new perspective to the growth and development of several significant ancient cultures. Unique accomplishments, innovative governance and incredible developments in architecture, empire building and culture are highlighted.

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