History Channel: Engineering an Empire: Persia

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History Channel: Engineering an Empire: Persia

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Just caught this listing for the History Channel on Thursday. Should be of interest to Pothosians, especially the cross-continent paved roadway which must have made it easier for Darius to gather together his army (and for Alexander to use, afterwards). There are other episodes in the series including one for Greece and one for Alexander, but I can't find any listings right now. I may even have missed them, however, it's the History Channel so we know they will be repeated. :) This is the second run already. If/when I come across those episodes I'll post in this thread.

Engineering An Empire: The Persians
Airs on Thursday, January 4, at 8PM
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became the hallmark of Persian rule. Engineering feats include 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. The rivalry between Persia and Athens led to a 30-year war known as the Persian Wars, the outcome of which helped create the world we live in today. Peter Weller hosts.
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amyntoros wrote:Just caught this listing for the History Channel on Thursday. Should be of interest to Pothosians, especially the cross-continent paved roadway which must have made it easier for Darius to gather together his army (and for Alexander to use, afterwards). There are other episodes in the series including one for Greece and one for Alexander, but I can't find any listings right now. I may even have missed them, however, it's the History Channel so we know they will be repeated. :) This is the second run already. If/when I come across those episodes I'll post in this thread.

Engineering An Empire: The Persians
Airs on Thursday, January 4, at 8PM
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became the hallmark of Persian rule. Engineering feats include 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. The rivalry between Persia and Athens led to a 30-year war known as the Persian Wars, the outcome of which helped create the world we live in today. Peter Weller hosts.
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Cheers. It sounds really good ... shame I don't have the History Channel! Darn it :evil:

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