Today on Far Future Horizons we present the eleventh episode of the acclaimed documentary series Engineering an Empire that highlights the engineering and architectural achievements of some of history’s greatest civilizations and the empires they created.
This installment of Engineering an Empire focuses on China.
For over 4,000 years, the world’s greatest empires have come and gone–only China has survived the test of time. Century after century, China’s regal emperors mobilized peasant armies to accomplish engineering feats unparalleled in human history.
Under the Chin dynasty a strong central government was established; provinces replaced feudal states. The empire was extended into parts of south China. The Great Wall was largely completed, protecting China on the north from the Huns.
Engineering an Empire is a documentary series which explores the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet, and is available on DVD from Amazon.com and the History Channel’s online store.Engineering an Empire - China