National Shows
1:57 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Time Scanners

Tuesdays, July 1, 8 & 15 @ 8pm on HDTV

 

Egyptian Pyramids The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids — the tombs of the mighty pharaohs — to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. 

 July 8 @ 8pm St Paul’s Cathedral Structural engineer Steve Burrows ventures inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral’s architect, Sir Christopher Wren, overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit during the London Blitz. 

July 15 @ 8pm Petra Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team to Jordan to scan the ancient desert city of Petra. Using 3D laser-scanning technology, he wants to uncover its construction secrets and shed light on this architectural wonderland lost for more than 1,000 years.