Ancient Megastructures Episode 2: The Colosseum

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Ancient Megastructures Episode 2: The Colosseum

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.

English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseu...
A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseum at dusk. Taken with a Canon 5D and 50mm f/1.8 lens at f/5.6 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
About the Show
Discover the secrets of revolutionary structures in Ancient Megastructures.

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.

From the dreams that inspired them, to the blood and sweat that built them, discover the full story behind six magnificent structures that forever changed the landscape of architecture: Petra, Alhambra, St.Paul’s Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat.