How did the Romans raise caged animals up through the Colosseum floor? How did the Inca carve a city out of a mountain ridge? How did the Egyptian pyramids evolve from simple mud-brick structures into some of the most impressive architectural creations in history? Using state-of-the-art laser technology to uncover the secrets behind engineering marvels of the past, structural engineer Steve Burrows travels the world in search of answers to these questions and more. With an abundance of relevant facts and historical context, each program inspires a greater understanding of and admiration for the ingenuity of ancient civilizations.
6 and up
60 minutes each