David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering: Pyramid (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 Jason Buchanan

The precision with which the ancient Egyptians assembled the two million blocks of weighty stone that make up the Great Pyramid at Giza has captivated the imagination of history scholars for centuries. From speculation as to the identity of the leaders who engineered the construction, to the significance of the very tombs themselves, the many questions and mysteries surrounding these spectacular structures are as fascinating as they are frustrating. In this release, viewers are invited to join host David Macaulay as he takes a closer look at the mythology, history, and religion of the ancient Egyptians through use of historical fact, live-action footage, and state-of-the-art computer animation.



famous-structures, pyramid, architecture, Egyptian [nationality], engineering, Egyptologist, construction