Ancient Megastructures

The history of engineering the world’s most incredible ancient megastructures.

Each of these architectural feats represent a pinnacle of human achievement. Each is a product of ingenious solutions to seemingly impossible challenges.

The Great Pyramid of Giza. Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The Incan fortress Machu Picchu in Peru.

Each documentary chronicles how an astonishing building is constructed, following the science, engineering, and human aspects of their history of architecture.

These are dramatic epics, full of jeopardy, wrong-turns, and the flashes of inspiration that turn amazing dreams into an even more awesome reality.

A Canada – UK International Treaty Coproduction produced with the assistance of the Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Services tax credit and Film Incentive BC in association with National Geographic Channel and History Television.