David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering: Castle (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Inventions & Innovations, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Beth Deki

Host and author David Macaulay takes you on a journey to the 13th century to explore a Welsh castle. From beginning to end we see a how a castle is created. He explores the culture of the time and its unique architectural developments. Get a first look at the construction of an ancient castle and their building methods. We see the lives of those who called the castle home, and the significant role castles played in 13th century life. This PBS animated program has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and was a Red Ribbon winner at the American Film and Video Festival. David Macaulay documents the massive undertaking of castle construction.

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famous-structures, castle, architecture, engineering, Wales, building