- Two-part special brings to life Ancient Greece, the birthplace of Western Civilization.
- Discover the history and culture of ancient societies through their engineering accomplishments.
- Hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller.
This follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rome: Engineering an Empire turns the same analytical lens on the society that was itself the inspiration for Roman accomplishment. At the time of Alexander the Great's death, his empire stretched from Egypt to India, and Hellenistic principles spanned the globe. From architecture to government, from philosophy to athletics, the influence of the Classical Greeks is still felt to this day.
The Ancient Greeks strategically harnessed the materials and people around them to create the most advanced technological feats the world had ever seen.
In Part One of the series, Greece, examine the architecture and infrastructure engineered by the Greek Empire: from The Tunnel of Samos: a mile-long aqueduct dug through a large mountain of solid limestone, to Agamemnon's Tomb, to The Parthenon.
In Part Two, Greece: Age of Alexander, follow the great conqueror's sweep across continents and discover the engineering marvels that enabled the creation of the world's first superpower.
Engineering An Empire: Greece - Age of Alexander - History documentary