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Program Title: Glories of Ancient Chang-an
EASC Code: CS-02
Series Title: Silk Road, The - An Ancient World of Adventure
Region/Country: China
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Travel, Archaeology
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: NHK
Release Date: 1990
Running Time: 55 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "[In this episode] you will visit modern day Xi-an, formerly Chang-an, the starting point of the Silk Road and the world's largest city when it was the capital of Tan Dynasty China in the seventh century. You will see the incredible Clay Army of Emperor Qin Huang Di, who united China and built the Great Wall. Buried for almost 2,00 years, the unearthing of the Clay Army was an archeological triumph. You will thrill to the sculptures of Emperor Gao-zong's tomb - the world's largest - 50 miles west of Xi-an. You will enter China's most hallowed Buddhist temple, climb the Great Wall, and examine the hidden underground murals of Princes Yong-tai."
Data Entry Date: 5/11/1999