Thursday, May 15, 2014

Building the Impossible - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Colossus of Rhodes
Today on Far Future Horizons we present Building the Impossible: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  

Pharos of Alexandria

This documentary reveals the secrets behind the construction of seven monuments built over 2000 years ago - the Pyramids of Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Pharos of Alexandria that came to be known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

By combing ancient historical sources for clues and making modern-day comparisons, the ancient wonders are reconstructed using computer imagery and scale models. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only one, the Great Pyramid of Cheops survives today.

The dusty ruins of the 'Seven Wonders' are transformed to their former glory using high-end computer graphics in this information-packed production.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

This is an eye-opening documentary that unravels the genius behind these incredible monuments and attempts to discover how they were built. Of the Seven Wonders, only the enigmatic pyramids of Giza remain, but this fascinating portrait allows us to witness the glory of the greatest constructions ever built without modern machinery. It also tells the story not just of kings and queens, but of the sculptors, architects and engineers who made the vision a reality.

Building the Impossible: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is available on DVD from and the DVD warehouse. 

Building the Impossible: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 

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