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The Mediterranean World
Description: An educational film about the history of the Mediterranean. Traces the spread of the Greek civilization and the formation and collapse of the Roman Empire. Shows how the building of the Suez Canal increased the importance of the sea as a transportation route.
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Clip #: TFA-274B
Length: 22:05
Year: 1961
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: Europe
Subject: Famous Buildings
Original: 16mm
1960s, Mediterranean, spinning globe, flat Earth model from Greek geographers depicting Earth as flat disc with land surrounded by Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean shores, Nile River, Egypt, grazing livestock, irrigation, primitive water wheel, hieroglyphics, ancient Egyptian use of gold, golden burial mask of Tutankhamun, pharaoh statue, Giza Necropolis, Giza pyramids, Great Sphinx of Giza, ancient Egyptian drawings of early reed boats, Crete, Minoan Civilization, Knossos, Minoan art and jewelry, Phoenicia, Lebanon, Lebanon cedars, Byblos ancient ruins and harbor, Greek civilization ancient Greek amphitheater and ruins, Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, statues, Rome, Roman ruins, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Aqueduct of Segovia, Roman triumphal arch in Algeria, Temple of Bacchus, Ephesus, Byzantine Church in Greece, map showing scope of Roman Empire, Islam, Cairo, mosques, Muslim influence in other countries, Spain, Alhambra, blue-tiled mosque in Persia, tall minarets in Turkey, Italy, Renaissance sculpture, men and women working in agricultural field, North Africa, livestock grazing and people working in fertile agricultural fields, crates of produce being hoisted onto cargo ship, modern city with European flair, casbah, desert region, ancient irrigation channels, woman harvesting grain, houses made from mud bricks, camel train, Egypt, sailboat on Nile River, ancient irrigation canals leading from Nile, hand operated screw lifts, cow driven traditional water wheel, cattle and donkeys being used for transportation and agricultural methods, brick houses being built, irrigating canals being improved, modern pumps supplying overhead irrigating sprays, tractors being used to cultivate palm grove, steel mill, Cairo cityscape, skyline, old Cairo street scenes, modern buildings, Pyramids in distance looming over modern skyline, Greece, livestock grazing, men and women working agricultural fields, Tobacco field, Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greek ruins, Italy, northern mountain ranges of Alps, Po Valley farms, terraced farms on hillsides in southern mountainous areas, farmers, industrial area, steel industry, shipbuilding, modern factories, male and female factory workers, waterfall, hydroelectric power plant, electric railway running alongside ancient Roman aqueduct, Naples, Castel Nuovo, port, docks, Rome, street scenes, streetcars, apartment buildings, sidewalk cafes on Via Veneto, Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Altare della Patria, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, St. Peter's Basilica, Turkey, Bosporus, Istanbul cityscapes, skyline, street scenes, mosques, ancient Roman walls, modern office buildings, Strait of Gibraltar, mountains of North Africa in distance from European shores, Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, Moorish castles, King's Bastion, British Forces Gibraltar, Suez Canal, canal convoy with flags of many nations, Egyptian soldiers marching, Turkish sailors marching, Italian warships at Genoa, US Navy destroyers at Naples, French fleet in Bosphorus, blending of different ethnicities and religions in Mediterranean region, pedestrians, Egypt, pyramids, sphinx in front of modern building, ruins and archeological sites from Minoan, Phoenician, Greek, Roman civilizations, Islamic architecture, North Africa casbah, castle from Middle Ages, Renaissance monument, farmers tilling rocky hillside and cultivating rich farmland, desert oasis, cityscape, Mediterranean Sea coast, ships

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