Secrets of lost empires: reconstructing the glories of ages past
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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|Grouping Title||secrets of lost empires reconstructing the glories of ages past|
|Grouping Author||michael barnes and others|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-09 10:43:10AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-09 02:00:50AM|
|auth_author2||Barnes, Michael, 1948-|
|available_at_garfield||GCP Parachute Branch|
|detailed_location_garfield||GCP Parachute Non Fiction|
|owning_library_garfield||Garfield County Library|
|owning_location_garfield||GCP Parachute Branch|
Monuments -- Design and construction
|title_display||Secrets of lost empires : reconstructing the glories of ages past|
|title_full||Secrets of lost empires : reconstructing the glories of ages past / Michael Barnes ... [and others]|
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Design and construction