Tagged: engineering

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Building the Qinghai-Tibet Railway

This is the story of the battle to build The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest, most extreme railway in the world! 140,000 workers and 2000 medics struggled for 5 years to conquer this hostile environment...

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Building Angkor Wat

Situated deep in the Cambodian jungle, the majestic temple of Angkor Wat was designed to honour the Hindu god Vishnu and took over 30 years to build. (50 min)

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The Perfect Home: Episode 2

The Perfect Home is a television series with three 46 minute episodes commissioned by Channel 4 UK, based on the book The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. In the series, Alain de...

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Machu Picchu Decoded

Why did the Incas abandon their city in the clouds? Based on the latest evidence, this PBS NOVA & National Geographic collaboration gives a sumptuous overview of Inca history, engineering and culture to clear...

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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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Machu Picchu – Road to the Sky

This Discovery documentary retells the epic tale of the lost empire high in the Andes that was the Inca. Before the arrival of the spaniards, the Inca people thrived in a wealthy society where...

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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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Megastructures: Dubai’s Palm Island

A breathtaking megastructure and an ambitious engineering feat, Palm Jumeirah is part of an even bigger plan to transform Dubai into one of the world’s premiere tourist destinations. Besides the construction of the island,...