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Secrets of lost empires: reconstructing the glories of ages past

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Sterling Publishing,
Pub. Date:
1997.
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English
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How were the great civilizations of the past able to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids, Egyptian obelisks, the Colosseum, and the Inca monuments -- without modern technology? That's the question that Nova and the BBC set out to answer. Recruiting engineers, architects, archaeologists, stonemasons, and other assorted craftsmen, they attempted to re-create these five wonders of ages past. With one stipulation: only resources available in the respective eras were to be used. This remarkable undertaking was captured vividly in the acclaimed TV series, Secrets of Lost Empires. Eye-popping photographs capture these problems: -- moving a 40-ton stone across the countryside before standing it upright and placing another stone on top.-- building an amphitheater cover with timber, canvas, and rope.-- making a grass suspension bridge over a canyon in the Andes.Through riveting storytelling and revealing photos documenting the workers' frustration, humor, relief, and wonder, a deep sense of admiration for the skill of ancient minds and hands emerges.
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subject_facetBuilding, Stone
Monuments -- Design and construction
Structural engineering
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Design and construction
Monuments
Structural engineering