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December 2015

Full Episode | Jerusalem

3.0 97 x
Explore Jerusalem’s building legacy, from the walls of Temple Mount to the man-made mountain of Herodium. Experts use 21st-century technology to analyze constructions from the time of Christ and solve centuries-old mysteries behind their creation.
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Full Episode | Machu Picchu

3.0 106 x
Join a team of laser-scanning experts in the Inca city to answer three main questions. How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? How did they supply water to the city?

Full Episode | Colosseum

3.0 25 x
Uncover some engineering secrets of the ancient Roman arena. How did the Romans produce gladiatorial games there? How did the Colosseum’s roof really work? How does the structure perform in computer testing against 21st-century sports stadiums?

Preview | Colosseum

3.0 17 x
Uncover some engineering secrets of the ancient Roman arena. How did the Romans produce gladiatorial games there? How did the Colosseum’s roof really work? How does the structure perform in computer testing against 21st-century sports stadiums? Premieres Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10/9c. Check local listings.

Preview | Machu Picchu

3.0 26 x
Join a team of laser-scanning experts in the Incan city to answer three main questions. How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? How did they supply water to the city? Premieres Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 10/9c. Check local listings.
July 2014

Petra

4.0 160 x
Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Jordan to scan the ancient desert city of Petra. Using 3D laser-scanning technology, he wants to uncover its construction secrets and shed new light on this architectural wonderland lost to the West for more than 1,000 years.

St. Paul's Cathedral

3.0 135 x
Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; how it overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived during the London Blitz.

Egyptian Pyramids

3.0 215 x
The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids—the tombs of the mighty pharaohs—to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the famous Great Pyramid at Giza.
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