Ancient Megastructures: Volume 2

Examine how ancient civilisations built some of the most magnificent structures on the face of the Earth - The Alhambra (Spain)- Ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence. St. Paul's Cathedral (England) - In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ashes which soon became an iconic landmark of London. Petra (Jordan) - We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

Year: 2007
Genre: Historical, Architectures
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 150 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Documentary (Architectures)



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