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  • Murder and Legend show

    Murder and Legend

    Egyptologist Zahi Hawas shares his excitement as mysterious mummies surrender their secrets under a pioneering CT scan.

    (01:19)
  • The Alhambra: The Watchtower show

    The Alhambra: The Watchtower

    Discover the secrets of the Alhambra’s defences and explore the watchtower – the anchor for the planned Muslim fortress.

    (02:57)
  • The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens show

    The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens

    There was more to the Alhambra than a fortress – it was also designed with Palaces and peaceful gardens in mind. Discover...

    (05:00)
  • Petra: Water in the Desert show

    Petra: Water in the Desert

    Discover how the Nabutian builders of Petra transported water through the scorching desert using terracotta pipes, and...

    (02:59)
  • Petra: Master Engineering show

    Petra: Master Engineering

    Find out about the constructional engineering that went in to building Al Khazneh, which is integrated into the rock face.

    (02:55)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral: The Dome show

    St. Paul's Cathedral: The Dome

    The most iconic element of St Paul’s is the mighty dome of St Paul’s, topped by a gold cross 111 metres above the ground....

    (02:59)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral: Parliament show

    St. Paul's Cathedral: Parliament

    Sir Christopher Wren made a colossal gamble in completing St. Paul’s Cathedral, putting in the equivalent of $6 million of...

    (03:00)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral: The Great Model Design show

    St. Paul's Cathedral: The Great Model Design

    The equivalent of half a million dollars in today’s money, Sir Christopher Wren’s ‘great model design’ of St. Paul’s...

    (02:58)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral: Religious Conflict show

    St. Paul's Cathedral: Religious Conflict

    It was 9 years after the Great Fire of London before work on St Paul’s Cathedral began. But in an age of intense religious...

    (02:59)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates show

    Hagia Sofia: Historical Updates

    Discover the architectural updates that have been made to Hagia Sophia over the centuries to support the building and the...

    (02:57)
  • Machu Picchu: Water Problems show

    Machu Picchu: Water Problems

    How did the residents of Machu Picchu get the water needed to survive in a hostile, mountainous, environment? Find out how...

    (02:59)
  • Machu Picchu: Inca Architecture show

    Machu Picchu: Inca Architecture

    Beneath the temple of the sun at Machu Picchu lies a mysterious sub-structure, a stone giant that serves as the temple’s...

    (02:51)
  • Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity show

    Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity

    Perched high above a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu architects face a constant battle with gravity – discover how the...

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Mountain Building show

    Machu Picchu: Mountain Building

    Machu Picchu is a spectacular sight, but its location meant considerable hardship for builders. Heavy rainfall and earthquake...

    (02:59)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: How was it Built? show

    Angkor Wat: How was it Built?

    Angkor Wat was like no other medieval building in the world when it was built. But how did the Cambodians build such an...

    (05:00)
  • Angkor Wat: City On Water show

    Angkor Wat: City On Water

    Explore Angkor Wat – one of the most impressive engineering projects ever undertaken, not just for its size, but because it...

    (03:00)
  • Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral show

    Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral

    How does St. Paul’s Cathedral compare with other cathedrals around the world? Architect Alistair Lenczner from Foster &...

    (03:08)
  • What Makes a Good Architect? show

    What Makes a Good Architect?

    Historian Michael McNay looks at what makes a great architect and explains why Durham Cathedral in England is his ancient...

    (03:00)