Building Wonders • 2020 • 1 episode • 2h:40m

NOVA presents three groundbreaking shows See how three magnificent ancient structures were engineered in this three-part series.


More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants whose camel caravans transported incense and spices from the Arabian Gulf. They carved spectacular temple-tombs into its soaring cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple at its heart, and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains, and pools.

2/3 • 2020 • Technology