Engineering an Empire

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Engineering an Empire
StarringPeter Weller – Host
Michael Carroll – Narrator
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes14
Running timeapprox. 44 minutes
Original networkThe History Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 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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