Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct them with none of the machines and materials available today.
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Ancient Megastructures - Petra: Ancient City

Petra: Ancient City

Petra is one of the world's most mysterious ancient cities with the Al Khazneh building at its entrance an engineering masterpiece unrivalled in the ancient world. Learn how it was built nearly 2,000 years ago.
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Ancient Megastructures - St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

When the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a Royal Commission turned to 35-year old astronomer, Christopher Wren, to rebuild it.
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Ancient Megastructures - The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The most impressive monument to Muslim engineering in the Western world, the Alhambra towers over Granada in southern Spain. Discover how it was built and why.
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