Follow world famous structural engineer Steve Burrows, as he and the Time Scanners team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids, the tombs of the mighty pharaohs. Standing proud amongst the shifting desert sands 4,500 years after they were built, the pyramids are emblematic of the engineering genius of the ancient Egyptians, and a lasting testament to the pharaohs’ efforts to reach the sky. In less than 100 years after building the first pyramid, the ancient engineers honed their skills to arrive at the pinnacle of pyramid building-the Great Pyramid at Giza.To find out how these buildings evolved from simple mud-brick structures to some of the most impressive buildings in the world, Steve and the team use groundbreaking laser technology to scan the structures and reveal secrets hitherto unknown. Join them in exploring these engineering marvels in a way they’ve never been seen before, and see the results that surprise even the experts.


“Egyptian Pyramids” follows Steve Burrows, as he heads to Egypt to scan the Pyramids. Burrows examines how these structures went from smaller objects to the behemoths of the Ancient World. There’s a great deal of history covered, but it’s all necessary. If anything, I wished we had more time to cover the history. We speed through Giza at break neck speed and it might confound neophytes.

The Time Scanners team does amazing work and I can only see their series growing, as it progresses. If you’re not a fan of architectural history, this won’t knock your socks off. I’d recommend the series to those that want to approach history from another angle and learn about the practicality of past lives. Find a way to relate yourself to a world that you could’ve inhabited, if you will.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty standard for a PBS documentary. The transfer is flat. But, the Dolby track makes up for that. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.


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