Ancient Megastructures

The incredible engineering stories behind three iconic ancient buildings: the Colosseum, the Great Pyramid of Giza and Chartres Cathedral. We tell the history of the people who built them: where they came from, how they lived, and how they managed to erect some of the greatest structures ever built by man. Using ground-breaking computer graphics and dramatic construction, this series shows in intimate detail how these buildings were conceived and constructed in an age before modern technology.


Season 1.0

1. The Great Pyramid (2011-03-26)
2. Colosseum (2011-03-19)
3. Chartres Cathedral (2011-03-12)
4. Petra (2011-04-16)
5. Machu Picchu (2011-04-23)
6. St. Paul's Cathedral (2011-04-02)
7. Angkor Wat (2011-04-30)
8. The Alhambra (2011-04-09)
9. Istanbul's Hagia Sophia (2011-05-07)