Tagged: engineering

extreme-railway

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...

architecture

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...

ancient-china

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...

machu-picchu

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...

rome

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.

palm-island

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,...

persepolis

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...

the-aztecs

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...