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Emperor Of The Seas

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Born in 1371, Zheng He was captured at the age of 10 by Chinese troops, and castrated.

But in a remarkable change of fortune, he joined the household of Prince Zhu Di, son of the Emperor. The Prince was so impressed that when he ascended to the throne, he gave Zheng He command of the greatest armada the world has ever seen. Over thirty years, Zheng He led vast expeditions to India, the Middle East and Africa, covering 25,000 miles of ocean.

But within years of his death, Chinese officials destroyed all records of the treasure ship voyages, and China turned its back on the world.

Only now can the truth about Zheng He’s story be pieced together from the scraps of evidence that remain. Who was this extraordinary man who led an armada round the world eight decades before Columbus set sail for America? And what was the true purpose behind his voyages?

Duration

1 x 60'

Production Company

Bang Productions

Broadcaster

Discovery Networks International in association with Economic Development Board of Singpoare, NHK, ARTE France

Definition

HD

YOP

2006

Delivery

Immediately

Production Company
Bang Productions
Broadcaster
Discovery Networks International in association with Economic Development Board of Singpoare, NHK, ARTE France
Definition
HD
YOP
2006
Delivery
Immediately

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