Exploring Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and the early Egyptians, this series journeys into the technological past that shaped our world. Travel back in time to understand the motivations behind early solutions and inventions. We learn that much of the science and technology we consider to be "modern" was created by civilisations long ago. Greece The Greeks search for a deeper understanding of the laws of nature triggered a new era that proposed to separate man from the Gods and lead to the birth of science and technology. This is the legacy of what the Ancient Greeks knew. Rome Backed by the legions, military and engineering skills, the Romans built one of the largest empires in human history. Their technology helped shape the ancient world and reverberates in our western lifestyle and amenities today. Egypt This episode traces the scale and effects of the Egyptian faith by closely examining the rise and fall of pyramid construction, its methods, techniques and tools.
Release Date: 14 May 2012
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification