InfoCoBuild

Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures is a National Geographic documentary series discovering the secrets of revolutionary structures in ancient megastructures. Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers. The series explores the full story behind nine magnificent structures that forever changed the landscape of architecture: The Colosseum, The Great Pyramid, Chartres Cathedral, St.Paul's Cathedral, Alhambra, Petra, Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat and Hagia Sophia.

St Paul's Cathedral
Built in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, Christopher Wren's cathedral took 36 years to be completed and remains an iconic landmark.

Related Links
St Paul's Cathedral - wikipedia
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London.
Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Waldemar Januszczak, exploring the painting, sculpture and architecture of the Baroque period.

Go to Ancient Megastructures Home or watch other episodes:

Ancient Megastructures - The Colosseum
Ancient Megastructures - The Great Pyramid
Ancient Megastructures - Chartres Cathedral
Ancient Megastructures - St Paul's Cathedral
Ancient Megastructures - Alhambra
Ancient Megastructures - Petra
Ancient Megastructures - Machu Picchu
Ancient Megastructures - Angkor Wat
Ancient Megastructures - Istanbul's Hagia Sophia