Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: National Geographic Ancient Secrets: Chinas Lost Pyramids


Did you know China has several of the biggest pryamids in the world? Me neither. I thought it was only egyptians that build pyramids, but it turns out that the chinese emperors also built pryamids for themselves. This documentary shows how, why and where.

I thought this was a great documentary. It was very interesting, and it was very well produced. On the negative side, it was too long as National Geographic tend to make its documentaries. I dont know why, maybe because they want to add a few extra breaks for commercials, but I think its stupid anyway. This could honestly have been a 5 out of 6, if it hadnt been for that I got very bored the last 15 minutes. I rate it as a solid 4/6.

57 comments:

  1. Didn't the mayans also build pyramids? I had no idea the chinese did. Nice post, I might try find a copy of this ep floating around somewhere.

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  2. I had no idea about this either, might check out the documentary.

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  3. Hmmm, i might check this out. Never knew the Chinese did pyramids like this.

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  4. Wow, im so going to watch this docu.

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  5. Hmm, I didn't know this. Quite interesting

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  6. wow thats cool, that near the terracotta warriors too.. They are sand packed pyrimids.

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  7. Didn't know that, wow...

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  8. Any ideas where I can find this episode?

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  9. nice, learn something new every day

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  10. Just like you, I thought Egypt would have taken the trophy for this one. Thanks for the info

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  11. looks like a solid docu, thanks for the review

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  12. Seems good, I remember watching a show about China's pyramids, interesting stuff.

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  13. Have heard of that and it was pretty inderesting. Probably you should post something about the Pyramids in Europe. Some years ago they found one in Bosnia!

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  14. Hm.. You always here about Egypt and Meso America. Interesting that China has some too.

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  15. Didn't know either about this. Those chinese surely have invented lots of stuff.

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  16. Interesting documentary

    "I thought it was only egyptians that build pyramids, but it turns out that the chinese emperors also built pryamids for themselves. "

    had to say that mayans bilt them too :)

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  17. Pretty interesting, i should check this documentary.

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  18. Wow.. I didn't know that. I don't think a lot of people know that either... I wonder if it's because of the lack of "ancient curses" and traps that the egyptians were so fond of..

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  19. Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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  20. wow man, you opened my eyes. Never knew China had pyramides! Great article! :D

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  21. national G has some neato specials. I will have to check this one out

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  22. pyramids? i didnt know that

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  23. I typically like National Geographic documentaries, I might have to check this one out.

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  24. This is bad ass. I can't believe I haven't heard of this before.

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  25. wow, that's really interesting, might have to check it out :D

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  26. that's pretty cool def gonna check it out.

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  27. you have a strange rating system. why is it out of 6? not 10? or 5? and yes,the pyramids in china are rather odd. anybody buried in them?

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  28. Very interesting, I didn't know this at all.

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  29. Look what they've done, now we're going to have to go back and change aliens vs predator to reflect these pyramids too.

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  30. Didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

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  31. Love things like this. This and alien shit. Def gonna watch this, thnx for the review (I'll probably be skipping the last 15 minutes)

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  32. I wonder if the Chinese knew about 2012 as well?

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  33. Hope it comes around again soon on NatGeoHD.

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  34. Learn new things ever day. There's no surprise here, though, the Chinese came up with all sorts of cunning engineering innovations back in the day.

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  35. WTF??? PIRAMIDS IN CHINA?????

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  36. that's really interesting. i had no idea!
    i'm probably gonna check out this documentary.

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  37. Oh I'm difiniteley going to check this out

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  38. is this really human build ?
    woow!

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  39. I had to look at this again. I would love to see posts with new discoveries.

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  40. wow i never knew that the Chinas had pyramids

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  41. hmmm... didn't China had pyramids! I think I'll DVR it and save it for later.

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  42. Interesting watch! Seems pyramids have been quite common in the past

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  43. Had no idea about Chinese pyramids. National Geographic is always making awesome videos. Will have to check this out.

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  44. Definitely an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

    Keep 'em coming, definitely following!

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  45. that's awesome i've always wanted to see those pyramids

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  46. I've seen this, it was a fantastic documentary

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  47. I think I actually caught part of this documentary. Really good and interesting stuff.

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  48. I had no idea about this. I'm going to check it out.

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  49. We have them in Bosnia too lol

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  50. It looks perfect for me, i love pyramids!

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  51. just watched it, i didn't find the ending boring at all!

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