- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 4, 2006
This ancient setting for fairy tales and myth was a real and thriving culture, famed and feared in its time. Uncover its lost glory in this fascinating DVD.
- Emmy®-winning series hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller.
- Discover the history and culture of ancient societies through their engineering accomplishments.
- The sophisticated, complex culture that ruled the Iranian Plateau for thousands of years.
Travel back through the sands of time as host Peter Weller discovers the lost glory of a fabled and mysterious ancient society.
Tracing its origins back 5000 years but really thriving from the sixth century BC, Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great. His Empire was a major force in the ancient world, heavily influencing competing cultures and achieving scholastic and engineering breakthroughs that were the envy of the world.
Discover these amazing feats - an innovative system of water management; a cross-continent paved roadway stretching 1500 miles; a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea; and the creation of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum of Maussollos - in ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE's spell-binding examination of the ancient culture that continues to profoundly effect our modern world.