Combining CGI and dramatic reconstructions with insight from history experts, “Empire Builders” reveals the story of extraordinary empires that are still shaping the way we live our lives today.
From the Romans to the Raj, the Ottomans to the Incas, great empires have come and gone through the ages; but all have left behind extraordinary legacies, monuments, inventions and innovations, that were so revolutionary they changed the course of history.
“Empire Builders” brings to life ten great empires, each episode visiting the ten most significant sites that defined their achievements and legacies; 100 historic sites in all, discovering how they were built, for what purpose, and what they reveal about empire’s rise and fall.
Empires examined in the series include the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks; the Roman Empire; the Muslim Empire of the Ottomans, Mughals and Moors; the Spanish Empire; the British Raj; and the rise of the American Empire. The stories and sites from around world range from the mystery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the majesty of the Taj Mahal, to the wonders of Machu Picchu and the architecture of Sagrada Familia.