Tagged: Engineering an Empire

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Engineering an Empire: Egypt

Twenty-five hundred years before the reign of Julius Caesar, the ancient Egyptians were deftly harnessing the power of engineering on an unprecedented scale. Egyptian temples, fortresses, pyramids and palaces forever redefined the limits of...

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Engineering an Empire: Ancient Greece

Western Civilization has been influenced by many cultures, from Rome to America, but it was born in Ancient Greece. Centuries before Julius Caesar conquered much of the known world, the Ancient Greeks were laying...

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Engineering an Empire: Ancient China

For over 4000 years, the world’s greatest empires have come and gone–only China has survived the test of time. Century after century, China’s regal emperors mobilized immense peasant armies to accomplish engineering feats unparalleled...

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Engineering an Empire: Rome

Peter Weller hosts this documentary series on ancient architecture and engineering feats of ancient empires. The series started with this special on the Roman Empire.

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Engineering an Empire: The Persians

The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became...

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Engineering an Empire: The Aztecs

Host Peter Weller and the History Channel examines the architecture and infrastructure behind the New World’s greatest, and last, indigenous society. In less than 200 years the Aztec’s transformed themselves from a band of...

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Engineering an Empire: The Maya

At the height of its glory, this mysterious civilization ruled a territory of 125,000 square miles across parts of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. What began as a modest population of hunters...

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Engineering an Empire: The Byzantines

Engineering an Empire – The Byzantine Greeks was originally aired on the History Channel. As much of the world descended into the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome, one civilization shone brilliantly: the...