History Television

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
In Canada, History Television is currently showing a series called “Engineering an Empire”. According to their website, it "is a high definition series that uses cinematic recreations and cutting-edge CGI to profile the greatest engineering achievements of the world's greatest empires and the leaders who compelled them". Groovy. I managed to catch the two part-er on ancient Egypt a little while ago and it was pretty good. It didn't really tell me much that I didn't know already but certainly was interesting. Unfortunately, I've missed the episodes on the Persians and Greece (Age of Alexander) but there are a number of shows coming up in February that you might want to check out. They will be highlighting Rome, Mayans, Greece, Carthage, the Aztecs, Britain, and China in the next few weeks. Click on the civilization to see which dates they'll be airing.

In addition to the Engineering an Empire series, History Television also has another interesting program called “Lost Inventions” which takes a “look at some of the inventions we consider modern, which actually appeared years before we think, from an early form of napalm to the first submarine.” Experimental archaeology – covering topics such as “Greek Fire”, chariot design and ancient crane construction. Fascinating stuff. Check it out if you get a chance.

Photo from Mundo Maya.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That sounds like a great show. I'd watch it. Do I get that channel?

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