Over the course of two series, Ancient Megastructures tells the story of nine of the world’s most iconic monuments, revealing how they were constructed and mapping the achievement on a number of levels: scientific, engineering and human. Each episode is a dramatic story full of jeopardy, wrong-turns and the flashes of inspiration that turned awesome dreams into staggering reality. From the Alhambra, Hagia Sofia and St. Paul’s to Machu Picchu, the Colosseum and the Great Pyramid of Giza, this series profiles some of the greatest engineering feats ever accomplished. Each ancient megastructure represents a pinnacle of human achievement and demonstrates ingenious solutions to seemingly impossible challenges. 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.
|Broadcaster:||National Geographic Channel, History Channel: Canada|
|Distributor:||Parthenon for National Geographic|
|Format:||3 x 50 min|
|Executive Producer:||Tom Brisley, Alison Turner, Ian Herring|
|Produced by:||Mike Ibeji|
|Directed by:||Mike Ibeji, Melisa Akdogan, Stuart Everett|