I bought this a couple of years ago I think as a present. It has 11 different shows on the box-set and for my money they are all interesting enough to be watched a number of times. The compilation was created by TimeLife/BBC and so you know you are getting something very good for your money. The shows all stand on their own and are all different mysteries from all over the world, including 'Egypt's Lost City', 'Traders of the Dead Sea Scrolls', 'Tracking the First Americans', 'The Secret of Stonehenge' to name but four of the eleven shows.
They are all presented, or narrated should I say, by Mark Hamill (who was Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy) and his voice is perfect for the series and works well; he seems as interested in the myths and legends and so on as you will be. Throughout the series, there are credited professors talking on the subjects, usually from American or British universities, and assessing the subjects under discussion. This means that as well as being what they are, very good pieces of entertainment, they are also scholarly in nature too, which is nice to be honest. I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this series and at this time I am watching them all over again.
I might add, that my very favourite, or one of my favourite shows, is called 'Cahokia: America's Lost City.' This is about a civilisation that flourished before the Spanish got to the New World and who built complex cities all over the South East United States, with one particular ancient city being where St Louis is now. I learnt a few things I never knew about this, and also came across a Native American Archaeologist called Dr Joe Watkins, who is of Choctaw descent and who is in this particular show. He can also be found online as he is a part of America's Time Team. The subject of Cahokia also came up in the January 2011 edition of the National Geographic.
To sum up; I really enjoyed this series the first time I viewed it and am enjoying it all over again! I can't recommend it highly enough.