EGYPT: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE
Five thousand years ago--nearly two millennia before the Romans built their first mud huts--ancient Egypts mighty pharaohs began commissioning and building monumental masterpieces whose scale, beauty, and sophistication still boggle the mind.
Hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller, the feature-length EGYPT: ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE explores Egypts awe-inspiring engineering accomplishments through the prism of its pharaohs indomitable personalities. As Egypts pharaohs alternately conquered and ceded vast expanses of land, they pushed their royal architects to stretch the boundaries of imagination and human potential, in effect inventing the science of structural engineering. Follow the empires development from the First Dynasty of 3000 BC through the last days of the reign of Ramses the Great in 1212 BC, from dazzling obelisks to the 700-foot Great Pyramid of Giza.
Through cutting-edge digital graphics and countless interviews with noted Egyptologists, HISTORY chronicles the pharaohs and feats that brought forth the worlds very first superpower.