Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Ancient Supercity of Athens

Today on Far Future Horizons we travel back in time to the age of classical antiquity to visit the Ancient Supercity of Athens.

In the 5th century BC, one man led his city to greatness and paved the way for western civilization. The city was Athens and Pericles was not a king or prince, but an elected ruler. He directed the most costly and ambitious construction campaign undertaken in the western world, creating a model city of temples, houses, market places, civic buildings, and a highly innovative sanitation system.

Lost Worlds reveals that, despite Athens' extraordinary influence and importance, Pericles' plan led to his and the city's downfall. It took 30 years to build, but it was laid low in one generation by war and disease.

Now, 2,500 years later, LOST WORLDS restores Athens to its former glory--the first senate house, the terrifying power of the Greek navy, and one of the world's most advanced water systems. The program also details the magnificence of the Parthenon--often hailed as the most perfect building ever completed.

Lost Worlds - Athens Ancient Supercity is available on DVD from the History Channel’s online store

Lost Worlds - Athens Ancient Supercity
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