Ancient Megastructures

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Original run: 26 Mar 2011 – 7 May 2011

Country of origin: US

Genre: History, Housing/Building

Network: National Geographic Channel US

Watched by: 58 of 663 653 0.01%

Total running time: 7 hours 3 minutes

Episode duration: 47 minutes

MyShows rating: 4.07 of 5 15


The incredible engineering stories behind three iconic ancient buildings: the Colosseum, the Great Pyramid of Giza and Chartres Cathedral. We tell the history of the people who built them: where they came from, how they lived, and how they managed to erect some of the greatest structures ever built by man. 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.

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