Factual Series

Ancient Megastructures

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
Genre:Factual Series
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