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ZDF program information / Sunday, May 03, 2020

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, 7.30 p.m.

Worlds saga
The Treasures of Africa - Documentary with Christopher Clark

Africa is a continent of superlatives. Here is the cradle of the
Humanity, the only preserved wonder of the world stands and is located
one of the most spectacular world natural heritage: the Serengeti.

Christopher Clark's journey leads from the pyramids and temples of Egypt
to the churches and fortresses of Ethiopia to the Swahili city of Lamu in
Kenya. Its cultural diversity and unique wildlife makes that
Continent so universally significant.

Who doesn't know the pyramids of Giza? Even in antiquity
they counted among the wonders of the world, because there was none until the Middle Ages
taller structure than the Great Pyramid. Countless legends and myths
entwine around the construction of the gigantic tombs - still are
not all puzzles solved.

Egypt has a rich and varied history. One of those
tells the Hilali epic, an orally transmitted hero saga
the 10th century, still today with musical accompaniment
is presented. UNESCO has made it an intangible world cultural heritage
explained - in the hope that this unique tradition
receives.

UNESCO caused a worldwide sensation in the 1960s. In
a large-scale rescue operation made it to the temples of
Relocate Abu Simbel and Philae, which would otherwise be caused by the construction of the
Aswan Dam would have been flooded. The temples were named after one
worldwide campaign implemented in safe areas - a huge success
for the organisation. The temples are masterpieces of rock architecture.
The “sun miracle” of Abu Simbel is famous, if twice a year
Sunlight falls into the sanctuary and three of the four statues of gods
illuminated. Today the temples are in danger again: Salafists
Terrorists threaten to blow them up.

In Ethiopia, Christopher Clark shows how meaningful the world heritage is
can be. There are the Christian monasteries and churches of Lalibela,
miracles carved into the rock. There is the palace district of the old one
Royal city of Gondar, which not only has the influence of the entire Orient
shows, but also takes up the style of European baroque. So
you can see the cultural diversity of Ethiopia here as if by one
See magnifying glass. No wonder the cradle of mankind
not far from it in the Awash valley: this is where the three and a half
Millions of years old skeleton of a female prehistoric man
found: “Lucy”, the primordial mother of humanity.

On his journey south, Clark stops in Lamu in Kenya,
the capital of the island of the same name off the coast of Kenya and
World Heritage. With its colorful house fronts and long
Promenaden, Lamu stands for 2000 years of history, from the busy
Swahili gold trade up to the massive sale of slaves in
the Orient. Clark's journey ends in the
Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watched here
he one of the most impressive natural spectacles in the world: the largest
Migration of land animals.

Six episodes of “Terra X: Worlds Saga” will be on Sundays at 7.30pm
broadcast.

The other broadcast dates:
May 10: “The Treasures of India”
May 17th: “The Treasures of the Orient”
May 24th: “The Treasures of Latin America”
May 31: “The Treasures of Europe”
June 7: “The Treasures of Southeast Asia”

The first four films in the series will be available from Wednesday, April 29th
2020, to be found in the ZDFmediathek at terra-x.zdf.de. To
Documentation there is also a web video that will be released on Saturday, May 2, 2020,
at 10 a.m. in the ZDFmediathek and on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at
10.00 a.m. on the YouTube channel “Terra X Nature & History”
https://ly.zdf.de/tl1/ is published.

All films in the ZDFmediathek and on YouTube can be embedding
Reference to “Terra X” released for all interested parties.
The entire series will be available from May 23, 2020.

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 7.30 p.m.

Worlds saga
The Treasures of India - Documentary with Christopher Clark

India is the land of countries, full of wonders and myths. The film
shows the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site between Mumbai and
the Himalayas, from the Taj Mahal to the castles of Rajasthan.

A variety of languages, peoples and religions: Moderator Sir
Christopher Clark uses the legendary buildings, landscapes,
Manners and customs of the question of what the 1.4 billion people
India holds together.

This begins in Varanasi, the legendary pilgrimage town on the Ganges
“World saga” with an insight into the spiritual world of the Hindus:
Devout Hindus have been coming here to watch the river for around 2500 years
Bathing between lotus blossoms and floating candles, preferably
do they want to die there and be burned. Travel further
Christopher Clark to Elephanta Island in front of the megacity Mumbai. In the
Elephanta Caves are still worshiped today by Shiva, they are a
spiritual center of Hinduism. Around 1000 kilometers further
north one encounters a completely different one that is still alive today
Fairy tale world: Rajasthan, the land of splendid knights and
fabulously rich maharajas. The world heritage site of Amber Fort is hers
perfect symbol of power: monumental castle and magnificent palace in
one. Christopher then visits Clark in the nearby capital, Jaipur
the fairytale palace of the winds, the golden prison for them
numerous ladies of the court.

1000 years ago, Islamic military leaders conquered Afghanistan
India and ruled it as Mughals for centuries. them
The nation owes unique structures: The tomb of the Great Mogul
Humayun in Delhi symbolizes the harmony of paradise, and the
Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the most famous buildings in the world
World. Not far from the Taj Mahal, Christopher Clark explores one
another world-famous Indian treasure: yoga. An expert and
Teacher of this ancient Indian achievement explains to him why the
Man is a traveler.

When the English established themselves in India 300 years ago, brought
they share European culture. And later trade, industry,
Stations and trains. The Victoria terminus, an im
Victorian-Gothic style huge train station in Mumbai, is
a living example of this era. Clark drives in from here
the northeast of the country, at the foot of the Himalayas. In the
Kalka-Shimla Railway, a narrow-gauge railway built by the English
in the mountains, he experiences spectacular views of gorges and
Waterfalls and the Himalayan foothills.

The first four films in the series (“Die Schätze Afrikas”, “Die Schätze
India ”,“ The Treasures of the Orient ”,“ The Treasures of Latin America ”)
are already available from Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in the ZDFmediathek at
terra-x.zdf.de to find. There is also a for documentation
Web video that will be released on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the
ZDFmediathek and on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. on the
YouTube channel “Terra X Nature & History” https://ly.zdf.de/tl1/
is published.

All films in the ZDFmediathek and on YouTube are for embedding
Reference to “Terra X” released for all interested parties.
The entire series will be available from May 23, 2020.

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 7.30 p.m.

Worlds saga
The Treasures of the Orient - Documentary with Christopher Clark

“World Saga” visits the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran and in
Jordan. Because the Old World and the Orient are the cradle of the
Civilization and the Origin of Religions.

Presenter Sir Christopher Clark is touring Jordan and making his own way
then along the trade routes to Persepolis in Iran. He
explores the treasures of cultures in the footsteps of the Nabataeans,
Romans, Greeks and Persians up to the great colonization by the
Islam.

The Orient is richly stocked with the treasures that UNESCO has declared
World Heritage Site - only old Europe still has it
such a density of great buildings, squares, landscapes
and places of worship. In Jordan, Christopher meets Clark in the desert
nomadic Berbers. Also your unique one that has been cultivated for thousands of years
Way of life has been declared a cultural heritage by UNESCO. In Wadi Rum,
Not far from the border with Saudi Arabia, Clark is one of the
show the oldest sites of mankind. Created for 12,000 years
there in the rock an infinite number of inscriptions and drawings - and one
first alphabet.

The gives an impression of the economic power of the Nabataeans
ancient trading city of Petra, once the center of the Hellenistic world and
unforgettable with its temple city carved into the rock.

Clark travels on to old Persepolis, 2500 years ago the
Capital of the first world empire. The Persian Empire extended
from Egypt in the west to today's Pakistan in the east. Still today
one can empathize with the Persian New Year celebrations
Delegations from the subject 28 countries took the steps to the palace
entered to pay homage to Cyrus the Great.

Isfahan also dates from this time - and experienced 2000 years later
a renaissance: Shah Abbas I made the city in the 17th century
to one of the first modern large cities. She was a hub for
Asian trade and a place full of magic for the traveler
Luxury and abundance. That the mosques, government buildings and the
Bazaar is among the most beautiful in the world, as a matter of fact
thank Abbas for hiring craftsmen from all over the world to help
to produce beautiful colors and mosaics. Of a completely different charm
as Isfahan is the desert city of Yazd in the Iranian highlands. Your
magnificent, ancient buildings and city facilities symbolize the
Zoroastrian religion: the oldest known religion in the world. you
is the origin of monotheism, of belief in one God.

The first four films in the series (“Die Schätze Afrikas”, “Die Schätze
India ”,“ The Treasures of the Orient ”,“ The Treasures of Latin America ”)
are already available from Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in the ZDFmediathek at
terra-x.zdf.de can be found. There is also a for documentation
Web video that will be released on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the
ZDFmediathek and on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. on the
YouTube channel “Terra X Nature & History” https://ly.zdf.de/tl1/
is published.

All films in the ZDFmediathek and on YouTube are for embedding
Reference to “Terra X” released for all interested parties.
The entire series will be available from May 23, 2020.

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 7.30 p.m.

Worlds saga
The Treasures of Latin America - Documentary with Christopher Clark

Latin America is shaped by the encounter between the old and the new
World. The legacy of pre-Columbian civilizations can be found here,
colonial architecture and wonderful natural treasures.

Christopher Clark visits Spanish colonial buildings in Havana and
Quito, follows the traces of the past in Palenque and Teotihuacán
High cultures, explore the Viñales Valley in Cuba and the National Park
of the Galápagos Islands.

The highlight of a visit to the Cuban capital is Havana
a ride on an American road cruiser from the
1950s. Clark also uses one of these vintage cars to drive around town
to visit. Since the old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
it is gradually being painstakingly restored.

Cuba has long been known worldwide for its music. On the list of the
intangible cultural heritage of humanity, the rumba has managed to
originated in the slums of Havana. What's your secret?
Rumba is rooted in African culture but contains elements of the
Spanish flamenco and Antilles culture. In the Viñales Valley in
West Clark finds another typical Cuban example
Way of life: Tobacco, from which the famous Cuban cigars are made
become.

In today's Mexico there are a dozen world heritage sites that can be found here
one great evidence of pre-Columbian cultures. The huge one
City complex of Teotihuacán, about 50 kilometers northeast of
Mexico City was in its prime around 350 with around 150,000
Residents of America's largest city and an important cultural center
Center. The ruins of Palenque were hidden in the jungle for a long time
and were thus saved from looting: a stroke of luck for
Archaeologists, because here you will find ornate buildings of the
Maya.

Mexican cuisine also represents the country's culture. As
UNESCO considered the traditional to be particularly worthy of protection
Joint preparation of the dishes and the ancient ones
culinary customs.

We continue south. Quito, the capital of Ecuador
1978 was the first city to be awarded the title of World Heritage Site. The old town
on the foundations of an old Inca settlement is impressive today
their colonial art treasures. The Galápagos National Park 1000
Kilometers off the South American coast is a famous one
Scene of the natural and scientific history. Developed here
a very special animal world - which Charles Darwin has to observe
inspired his groundbreaking theory of evolution.

All episodes in the series will be available from Saturday, May 23, 2020 in the
ZDFmediathek can be found at terra-x.zdf.de. All films in the
ZDFmediathek are for embedding with reference to “Terra X” for everyone
Interested released. The episode “The Treasures of Latin America”
will also be available on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
YouTube channel “Terra X Nature & History” https://ly.zdf.de/tl1/
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Source: ZDF program information / Sunday, May 03, 2020


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