This five-disc series combines new footage with rare period imagery to explore the history behind the world's greatest ancient empires. "The First Civilizations" investigates early man; "The First Cities" details the day-to-day life of early civilizations; the trade business is documented in "The First Merchants"; the origin of warfare is studied in "The First Armies"; and "The First Beliefs" chronicles ancient religion. 4 1/4 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.