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A classic series of films exploring nature and man in various cultural and historical contexts. Beginning in the 1960s (when they aired on CBS), the specials set a standard for vivid documentary filmmaking and the many `Nat'l Geo' prizes include Emmys for `Mysteries of the Mind' and `The Invisible World.' With the advent of cable, the specials evolved into...

Lost Treasures of Afghanistan

First Aired: March 30, 2005

Archaeologists dig for “Lost Treasures of Afghanistan,” including a 1500-year-old “sleeping” Buddha said to be 1000 feet long. Archaeologist Zemaryali Tarzi searches for the prone figure near the site of the two Buddha statues blown up by the Taliban in 2001. In Kabul, meanwhile, a 2000-year-old cache of funerary objects known as “the Bactrian horde” has been missing since 1979. The hour also recounts efforts to save cultural artifacts during the Taliban era. Peter Coyote narrates.

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