Ancient megastructures National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

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National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Subjects
Architecture, Ancient.; Colosseum (Rome, Italy); Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
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General; Adult
Summary
"Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers. From the dreams that inspired them, to the blood and sweat that built them, discover the full story behind three magnificent structures that forever changed the landscape of architecture. Includes 3 exciting episodes: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (France) - the story of Chartres, the most beautiful of all medieval cathedrals; the audacity of the man who dreamed it up and the men who achieved a feat which was thought impossible. The Colosseum (Rome) - the dramatic story behind the Colosseum in Ancient Rome: the men who created it and the men who fought and died within it. The Pyramid (Egypt) - the breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state"--ABC.net.au.
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37163608

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