David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering: Roman City (1994)

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 Rob Ferrier

In this installment of David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering, young viewers are introduced to the marvels of the Roman city, an astonishing achievement of civil engineering. Those familiar with Macaulay's books will find the same mix of line drawing and whimsical humor here, enhanced by animation and historical reenactment. More than a dry recounting, Macaulay's tales are narratives as well, with characters facing real dilemmas. Parents in search of videos to watch with their children will find this of value.

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engineering, famous-structures, Roman-Empire, ancient, aqueduct, colosseum