Engineering the Impossible

2007 NR 1 season

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Engineering the Impossible

2007 NR 1 season
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National Geographic explores the remarkable engineering that went into three of the world's most remarkable structures: the Colosseum in Rome, France's Chartres Cathedral and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Discover the rulers who commissioned these marvels, the architects who designed them and the slaves who labored to build them centuries ago, without the benefit of modern technology and heavy equipment.
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Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 2 discs

National Geographic explores the remarkable engineering that went into three of the world's most remarkable structures: the Colosseum in Rome, France's Chartres Cathedral and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Discover the rulers who commissioned these marvels, the architects who designed them and the slaves who labored to build them centuries ago, without the benefit of modern technology and heavy equipment.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this thorough documentary series is quite tame overall, some of the dramatic re-enactments used to bring the history of the three central architectural undertakings to life include images of things like swordfights and slavery. But tweens and teens intrigued by architecture and engineering are sure to enjoy it -- and, thanks to computer graphics and experts' explanations of the innovative construction techniques and materials that revolutionized the projects -- they'll understand it all, too.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Dramatic re-enactments sometimes include historical scenes like swordfights and the mistreatment of slaves.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The series investigates the history of the construction process as it relates to three ancient projects. Experts detail the innovative techniques and materials -- many of which are still used today -- that were used to make the massive buildings possible.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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