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Ancient Megastructures Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Colosseum

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Mar 11, 2011
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The Colosseum Mar 11, 2011 Follow the dramatic story behind the building of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome. The Romans used innovative technology that we still use today, but the money to pay for the project enslaved the nation.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Great Pyramid

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Mar 18, 2011
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The Great Pyramid Mar 18, 2011 The Great Pyramid of Giza is 4,500 years old. It's the only ancient wonder of the world still standing. To cut and move the 2 million stones needed to build it would involve the whole Egyptian state.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Chartres Cathedral

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Mar 25, 2011
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Chartres Cathedral Mar 25, 2011 Building the Chartres Cathedral pushed construction techniques to the limit, but behind this engineering triumph lies a dark story of violence, political double-dealing and destruction.

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Season 01, Episode 04 St. Paul's Cathedral

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Nov 6, 2019
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St. Paul's Cathedral Nov 6, 2019 St. Paul's Cathedral From the ashes of London's Great Fire in 1666 rises Christopher Wren's daring architectural vision. As England's first Baroque cathedral, St Paul's is an icon to rival the grandeur of ancient Rome.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Alhambra

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Apr 8, 2011
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The Alhambra Apr 8, 2011 The Alhambra is the greatest example of Islamic military architecture in Europe. Sultan Muhammad I constructed this ingenious, impregnable fortress in 1238 amid treacherous political betrayals.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Petra

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Apr 15, 2011
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Petra Apr 15, 2011 Carved into the side of a narrow gorge in the unforgiving deserts of Petra in modern day Jordan, the ancient Nabataeans turned engineering on its head to create their glorious royal city, Khazneh.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Machu Picchu

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Apr 22, 2011
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Machu Picchu Apr 22, 2011 Machu Picchu Built using techniques that surpass modern ones, the temples, altars and residences of Machu Picchu have resisted torrential rains, landslides and earth tremors since being abandoned by the Incas.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Angkor Wat

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Apr 29, 2011
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Angkor Wat Apr 29, 2011 Hidden deep in Cambodia's jungles, the temple of Angkor Wat is a towering monument to the Hindu god Vishnu, belying its origins as the mausoleum for a usurper king who murdered his great uncle.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

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May 6, 2011
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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia May 6, 2011 Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Fiery Roman Emperor Justinian ordered the rebuilding of the great church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul almost 1500 years ago. Modern science now uncovers the secret to this vast golden dome's longevity.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Teotihuacan

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Jun 25, 2020
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Teotihuacan Jun 25, 2020

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Season 01, Episode 11 Taj Mahal
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Taj Mahal

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Season 01, Episode 12 Canal of Suez
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Canal of Suez

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Season 01, Episode 13 St Peter of Roma
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St Peter of Roma

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Season 01, Episode 14 Tarragon
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Tarragon

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