From ocean-going robots to virtual reconstructions of ancient cities, new tools and techniques are transforming the way we understand the ancient world. Using the latest insights gathered by these technologies, this extraordinary 10-part series sheds new light on how incredible feats of ancient engineering were achieved and how they continue to influence modern-day engineers and shape our world.
Engineering is everywhere you look – solving everyday problems and shaping the future. And in our modern world where it seems any task can be accomplished by the push of a button or flip of a switch, it’s easy to think that we live in the most technologically advanced age in human history.
But engineers have been breaking new ground, defying the laws of physics and building inventions that have rocked the world for thousands of years – jaw-dropping achievements from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and more.
Ancient Engineering is bursting with the most exciting and intriguing feats of engineering from the ancient world which have inspired and influenced modern-day engineering. Each episode showcases examples of ancient engineering – from iconic, breath-taking accomplishments that continue to fill us with a sense of awe and wonder to lesser-known achievements that are still full of surprises.