Thursday, September 18, 2014

Engineering an Empire - Rome

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the first 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 first instalment of this series chronicles Rome’s spectacular architectural accomplishments from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the Empire’s eventual collapse in c. 537 AD.

One of the most powerful civilizations in history, the Roman Empire ruled the world for more than five centuries. Although renowned for its military prowess, Romes real power stemmed from its unprecedented mastery of urban planning and engineering.

Hosted by Peter Weller, Rome: Engineering an Empire chronicles Rome’s spectacular structural history from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the Empire’s eventual collapse in c. 537 AD. Each of Rome's legendary rulers left their mark on the city--some stately, some sordid--and their collective ambition caused a surge of innovation and ingenuity that led to Rome's glorious ascendancy. Examine the planning and construction of the city's greatest masterpieces, including the awe-inspiring Colosseum and its mysterious subterranean aqueducts, and piece together Rome s magnificent past through its architectural triumphs.

Abundant in exclusive location footage and cutting-edge CGI graphics, the multiple EmmyAward-winning Rome: Engineering an Empire breathes new life into the incredible history and majesty of the epic Roman Empire.

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 and the History Channel’s online store.

Engineering an Empire Episode 1 - Rome

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