Ancient Superstructures: Series 1

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History Documentary hosted by Lemmy Constantine, published by ZDF in 2018 - English narration

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"Ancient Superstructures" reveals the secrets behind the world's most famous monuments. Some of the ancient marvels which are among the most studied and scrutinized monuments in the world still remain shrouded in mystery. What if the answers were right in front of us… but invisible to the human eye? 'Ancient Superstructures: Series 1' reveals the secrets behind the Great Wall of China, Jordan's gem Petra, the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and the French island commune of Le Mont Saint-Michel. This ground-breaking series takes a unique approach in delving into engineering mysteries behind the world's most famous ancient structures, by observing them from different perspectives of scale. From satellite imagery and aerial views right down to macro and microscopic levels, each perspective reveals data that helps shed new light on historical and construction enigmas that have baffled historians for years. Produced by PERNEL MEDIA in association with RMC Decouverte, Histoire and ZDF Enterprises

[edit] The Mont Saint-Michel

In France, on the coast of Normandy, in a vast bay swept by the most powerful tide in Europe, stands the Mont-Saint-Michel. Both a masterful abbey and an impregnable fortress, this silhouette is known around the world and attracts nearly 3 million visitors each year. Yet the Mont Saint-Michel is far from having revealed all its secrets. Today, with the help of the latest technology, experts now have the means to scrutinize this site on all scales and try to fill in the gaps of its fascinating history.

[edit] Machu Picchu

Erected at 2430 meters high on a rocky crest in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, the city of Machu Picchu remains in the eyes of many this civilization's most breathtaking and enigmatic urban creation. This extraordinary sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, still holds many mysteries. But today, using state-of-the-art technology, experts now have the means to go back in time to probe the invisible, to explore what lies beneath and around this ancient city, and reveal its secrets.

[edit] The Great Wall of China

On the planet's largest continent, in Asia, the Great Wall of China spans the country from East to West: but this enigmatic monument is still shrouded in mystery. Thanks to the latest digital technology, today's experts now have the means to scrutinize this UNESCO World Heritage site from all perspectives and scales, from the infinitely far to the infinitely close. History, science, construction… they dissect the work of ancient builders to try to reveal secrets kept for millennia.

[edit] Petra, the Desert Rose

Nestled in the Jordanian desert, Petra is regarded as the 8th wonder of the world. Forgotten for centuries, this city was erected 2000 years ago by Nabataeans, a people of Arab merchants. It was rediscovered during the 20th century by a Swiss explorer. Even today, scientists are still fascinated by its monumental facades carved into the rock and its unique hydraulic system. Using the latest technology, experts can go beyond what the eye can see, and are on a mission to unravel Petra's mysteries.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 3 445 kb/s
Video Resolution: 1920x1080
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 49 min - 52 min
Number Of Parts: 4
Part Size: 1.26 GB
Source: HDTV (Thanks to CBFM)
Encoded by: DocFreak08

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