National Geographic Channel

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  • ANCIENT MEGASTRUCTURES

  • The Alhambra show

    The Alhambra

    The most impressive monument to Muslim engineering in the Western world the Alhambra towers over Granada in southern Spain. Dis...

    (01:01)
  • The Alhambra: Wonder of Islam show

    The Alhambra: Wonder of Islam

    Dominating the skyline of Granada in Southern Spain, The Alhambra is an architectural wonder born from battle between Muslims a...

    (04:48)
  • The Alhambra: The Watchtower show

    The Alhambra: The Watchtower

    Discover the secrets of the Alhambra’s defences and explore the watchtower – the anchor for the planned Muslim fortress.

    (02:57)
  • The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens show

    The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens

    There was more to the Alhambra than a fortress – it was also designed with Palaces and peaceful gardens in mind. Discover the...

    (05:00)
  • The Alhambra: Water show

    The Alhambra: Water

    How did the Alhambra get water for survival? Find out how the practical uses of water created a beautiful oasis in the heart of...

    (02:58)
  • Petra show

    Petra

    Petra is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient cities with the Al Khazneh building at its entrance an engineering master...

    (01:04)
  • Petra: Water in the Desert show

    Petra: Water in the Desert

    Discover how the Nabutian builders of Petra transported water through the scorching desert using terracotta pipes, and ingeniou...

    (02:59)
  • Petra: Master Engineering show

    Petra: Master Engineering

    Find out about the constructional engineering that went in to building Al Khazneh, which is integrated into the rock face.

    (02:55)
  • Petra: Al Khazneh show

    Petra: Al Khazneh

    Al Khazneh is Petra’s architectural highlight. Find out about the engineering genius behinds its construction and who actuall...

    (04:59)
  • Petra: Ancient City show

    Petra: Ancient City

    The ancient lost city of Petra is a magnificent sight – find out how it was discovered in the eighteenth century and why it r...

    (02:28)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral show

    St. Paul's Cathedral

    When the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, a Royal Commission turn to 35-year old astronomer, Chri...

    (01:14)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: The Dome show

    St Pauls Cathedral: The Dome

    The most iconic element of St Paul’s is the mighty dome of St Paul’s, topped by a gold cross 111 metres above the ground. W...

    (02:59)