Ancient Megastructures: Volume 3

Examine how ancient civilisations built some of the most magnificent structures on the face of the Earth - Machu Picchu (Peru): To celebrate his God-like status, Pachacuti the "World-Shaker" built an incredible structure that is a testament to the greatness and ingenuity of the Incan Empire. Istanbul's Hagia Sophia (Turkey): We peel back the layers of this incredible structure to see how it was originally built in the time of the Roman Empire. We also discover how this magnificent religious monument has withstood 1500 years of turbulent times and earthquakes to bedazzle visitors to this day. Ankgor Wat (Cambodia): Constructed over a thirty-five year period by King Suryavarman II Ankgor Wat was a symbol of power and a towering monument to the Hindu God Vishnu. It remains one of the largest and most breathtaking religious structures ever built.

Year: 2007
Genre: Travel Docos, Historical, Architectures
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 150 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Location in store: Documentary (Architectures)



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