Ancient Megastructures

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures Collection (2009)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 20, 2016
National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures Collection (2009)

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures Collection (2009)
PDTV | 720 x 416 | .AVI/XviD @ 1929 Kbps | 8x~47mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 5.47 GB
Genre: Documentary, History

Discover the secrets of revolutionary structures in Ancient Megastructures. Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: the Alhambra (2010)  

Posted by hoangnguyenvp88 at Aug. 30, 2010
National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: the Alhambra (2010)

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: the Alhambra (2010)
English | TVRip | 00:47:26 | 624x352 | XviD - 882Kbps | 25.000fps | MPEG Audio - 128Kbps | 349GB
Genre: Documentary

The Alhambra is the greatest example of Islamic military architecture in Europe. In 1238, the Moorish Sultan Muhammad I withdrew to Granada, in southern Spain, to create a bastion that would protect his family against Christian attack. It was here, against the backdrop of war and terror that Muhammad began a construction process that would span more than one and a half centuries and create one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. But just how did he construct such an impregnable fortress? How did he raise water from the river 100 meters below, to irrigate its gardens? And why is Greek geometry a crucial part of this Muslim masterpiece? Alhambra will bring to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence.

Ancient Megastructures - Istanbul's Hagia Sophia  Video

Posted by asus321 at July 21, 2010

Ancient Megastructures - Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Ancient Megastructures - Istanbul's Hagia Sophia
English | avi | 720 x 544 | 25 fps | XVID 1505 kbps | MP3 112 Kbps | 554MB
Genre: Documentary

When fiery Roman Emperor Justinian ordered the rebuilding of the great church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, he was bidding for nothing less than eternal glory, both for God and for himself. Exactly how the Romans conjured up the vast golden dome floating high above the ground has astounded architects for centuries. Modern science has only recently revealed the secret that allowed this colossal structure to survive almost 1500 years of turbulent history and earthquakes. Peel back the layers of this ancient megastructure to reveal its incredible engineering secrets, and the astonishing story of its construction.

National Geographic Ancient Megastructures - Angkor Wat (2009)

National Geographic Ancient Megastructures - Angkor Wat (2009)
English | avi | 704 x 528 | 25 fps | XVID 1581 kbps | MP3 128 Kbps | 576MB
Genre: Documentary

Hidden deep in Cambodia's jungles, the temple of Angkor Wat is a towering monument to the Hindu god Vishnu, belying its origins as the mausoleum for a usurper king who murdered his great uncle.
National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: The Great Pyramid (2009)

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: The Great Pyramid (2009)
HDTV 720p | English | 47mins | 1280x720 | MPEG4 | 25 fps | AC3 - 384 kbps | 1.09 Gb
Gener: Documentary | Historical

The Great Pyramid travels to Giza and examines how all of Egypt was mobilised in 2551 BC to cut and move the two million stones that make up the last surviving ancient Wonder of the World.
National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: The Colosseum (2009)

National Geographic - Ancient Megastructures: The Colosseum (2009)
HDTV 720p | English | 47mins | 1280x720 | MPEG4 | 25 fps | AC3 - 384 kbps | 1.09 Gb
Gener: Documentary | Historical

Visits the iconic structure in the heart of Rome to explain how its 1st Century A.D. architects drained a lake the size of five football fields to construct a spectacular arena with a 55,000 capacity for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Chartres Cathedral (2009)

National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Chartres Cathedral (2009)
HDTV 720p | English | 47 mins | 1280x720 | MPEG4-AVC | 29.9 fps | AC-3: 384 kbps | 1.09 Gb
Gener: Documentary | Historical

Chartres Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture but behind its towering walls lies the tale of an intense power struggle between French aristocrats and the Catholic Church. We examine its origin in a great fire, and how its builders overcame opposition, violence and destruction to create a magnificent structure that has withstood almost eight centuries. Building the Chartres Cathedral pushed construction techniques to the limit, but behind this engineering triumph lies a dark story of violence, political double-dealing and destruction.

National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Petra (2009)  

Posted by FlameKylin303 at Dec. 31, 2009
National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Petra (2009)

National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Petra (2009)
DVDRip | English | 48 mins | 624x352 | XviD | PAL 25fps | MP3-115 kbps | 350 Mb
Gener: Documentary | Historical

The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs From an Ancient Landscape (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Dec. 11, 2016
The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs From an Ancient Landscape (repost)

James Rebanks, "The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs From an Ancient Landscape"
ISBN: 1250103363 | 2016 | EPUB | 176 pages | 44 MB

Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 10, 2016
Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean (repost)

Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean by Charles Freeman
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199651914 | 784 pages | PDF | 9 MB