Nova: Secrets of Lost Empires - Inca

Overview

This television documentary is one in a four-part series that tests theories regarding the architectural achievements of ancient civilizations. Based on archaeological evidence, scientists conduct physical reconstructions of these theories to see if they would have actually worked. The series is co-produced by Nova and BBC. In this installment, they test theories regarding the ancient world of Machu Picchu in Peru. Topics covered in this episode include present-day people building bridges out of grass fiber and ...
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Overview

This television documentary is one in a four-part series that tests theories regarding the architectural achievements of ancient civilizations. Based on archaeological evidence, scientists conduct physical reconstructions of these theories to see if they would have actually worked. The series is co-produced by Nova and BBC. In this installment, they test theories regarding the ancient world of Machu Picchu in Peru. Topics covered in this episode include present-day people building bridges out of grass fiber and how the ancient Incas built walls made of huge blocks of stone with such precision that each block fits tightly with the next. ~ Thomas Carpenter
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the Nova web site; Scene selection; Closed captions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • UPC: 783421407190
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,576

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Michael Barnes Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Paula S. Apsell Executive Producer
Robin Brightwell Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secrets of Lost Empires - Inca
1. The Incas and the Power of Human Labor [18:04]
2. Inca Masonry [17:48]
3. Ropes of Grass [9:32]
4. The Suspension Bridge [8:43]
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