Engineering an Empire

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Engineering an Empire
Starring Peter Weller – Host
Michael Carroll – Narrator
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14
Running time approx. 44 minutes
Original network The History Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 13, 2005 – January 8, 2007
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Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter Weller, famous for his acting role as RoboCop but also a lecturer at Syracuse University, where he completed his Master's in Roman and Renaissance Art. The executive producer is Delores Gavin. The show started as a documentary about the engineering feats of Ancient Rome and later evolved into a series. It originally ran for one full season of weekly episodes.


Engineering an Empire has received critical acclaim. The premiere "Rome" won two Emmys after being nominated in four categories.[1]


Episode Number Episode Name Civilization Original Air Date
1 Rome Rome September 13, 2005
2 Egypt Egypt October 9, 2006
3 Greece Greece October 16, 2006
4 Greece: Age of Alexander Macedon October 23, 2006
5 The Aztecs Aztec October 30, 2006
6 Carthage Carthage November 6, 2006
7 The Maya: Death Empire The Maya November 13, 2006
8 Russia Russia November 20, 2006
9 Britain: Blood and Steel Britain November 27, 2006
10 The Persians Persia December 4, 2006
11 China China December 11, 2006
12 Napoleon: Steel Monster France December 18, 2006
13 The Byzantines Byzantine December 25, 2006
14 Da Vinci's World Italy January 8, 2007


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