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.

Show Info

Airs on: United States National Geographic Channel (2011 - 2011)
Schedule: Wednesdays (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x09: Istanbul's Hagia SophiaMay 7, 2011
1x08: The AlhambraApr 9, 2011
1x07: Angkor WatApr 30, 2011
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