Ancient Mysteries: Forbidden City (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The power and mystery of China's Forbidden City is the focus of this release from A&E. From the 15th century until 1912 when the last emperor was abdicated, the Forbidden City was the sacred residence of the rulers of China, and the site of much passion, cruelty, excess, and perversity. The largest palace complex in the world, the Forbidden City was closed off to the general public, and anyone who attempted to pass through its walls was met with certain doom. Here, the secrets of the most enchanted place in China are revealed, and the story told of its fall and ultimate demise.

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China, city, emperor, forbidden, palace, royalty, seclusion