An epic documentary series that explores the world's greatest empires.

Empire Builders

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 that they changed the course of history.

Bringing to life ten great empires, each episode visiting the ten most significant sites that defined their achievements and legacy; “Empire Builders” visits 100 historic sites, discovering how they were built, for what purpose, and what they reveal about the empire’s rise and fall.

Empire Builders Episodes

S1 E01: Egypt

Rising to prominence in North Africa along the fertile valley of the river Nile, ancient Egypt prospered and grew to become one of the world’s earliest and...
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S1 E07: Japan

In this episode of Empire Builders we explore the remarkable history of one of the world’s most unique and diverse ancient cultures, Japan, travelling...
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