The island of Rhodes was an important economic centre in the ancient world. It is located off the southwestern tip of Asia Minor where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean. The capitol city, also named Rhodes, was built in 408 B.C. and was designed to take advantage of the island's best natural harbour on the northern coast. In 357 B.C. the island was conquered by Mausolus of Halicarnassus (whose tomb is one of the other Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), fell into Persian hands in 340 B.C., and was finally captured by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.. When Alexander died of a fever at an early age, his generals fought bitterly among themselves for control of Alexander's vast kingdom. Three of them, Ptolemy, Seleucus, and Antigous, succeeded in dividing the kingdom among themselves. The Rhodians supported Ptolemy (who wound up ruling Egypt) in this struggle. This angered Antigous who sent his son Demetrius to capture and punish the city of Rhodes. The war was long and painful. Demetrius brought an army of 40,000 men. This was more than the entire population of Rhodes. Author and archaeologist, John Romer, delves into the legends of the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and demonstrates how these monuments projected a new vision of the human form into the popular consciousness. The Colossus of Rhodes was built with sheets of bronze and stood guard over the island of Rhodes. Perhaps the most astounding aspect of both monuments was that the sculptors modeled their faces in the image of man. Today this image is mirrored in our own Statue of Liberty. A mammoth figure of ivory and gold, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia ruled over the Olympic Games whilst the Colossus of Rhodes was built of sheets of bronze and stood guard over the island of Rhodes.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
They are experts in guerrilla warfare, sabotage and subversion. Two Weeks In Hell takes you inside their selection process “ a two-week, hellish assessment with tasks specifically designed to mentally and physically smash men down to their core and expose their real character. A Green Beret candidate may think hes the right man for the job, but the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will find out. SFAS has only one purpose: find those candidates who have the physical and emotional ability to become Green Berets. Every challenge has its reason, but its like no other selection process in the world. Letting the wrong candidate into this special family gets people killed. For those who try out, its an avalanche of chaos, stress, doubt and a massive dose of œWhat the hell did I get myself into?? Get ready to witness 14 days of HELL!
Law of Attraction & EFT Guide to maximising the 2012 consciousness shift. Ancient texts, wise old masters and up-to-date scientific evidence supports the upcoming shift in universal consciousness. 2012 represents the end of a 26,000 year cycle where all the planets in our universe coming into Galactic alignment. Something wonderful is coming so relax and enjoy the ride!
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