Friday, March 18, 2016

Ancient New York

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another episode of the acclaimed History Channel documentary series Ancient Discoveries, which looks at the ancient antecedents of modern day urban planning as exemplified in a modern day metropolis such as New York City.

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient New York, explains how the technology developed by ancient civilizations helped lay the physical framework for New York City, and how those advancements still play a major part in the city's daily life.

New York's towering skyline and world-leading technology have made it the ultimate city, yet breathtaking new discoveries reveal that the blueprints for this megametropolis were in fact,  laid thousands of years ago. From brutal bloodsports staged in ancient Madison Square Gardens to Times Square-style celebrations at a gigantic Neolithic calendar, you are about to discover that everything you thought you knew about the Big Apple comes from our distant forefathers.

Colossus of Rhodes

Another rendering of the Colossus of Rhodes

Shot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but which actually have their origins in antiquity. The series travels back in time to uncover remarkably sophisticated inventions and to celebrate the ancient engineers whose ingenuity laid the foundations for today’s technology.

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient New York is available on DVD from Amazon Books.

Ancient Discoveries ~ Ancient New York
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