The History Channel program first aired in December 2006, provides a historical overview and the engineering feats of the Achaemenid Empire of ancient Iran.  The program features Dr.s David Stronach (Professor of Near Eastern Studies Near Eastern Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh). Patrick Hunt (Stanford University), Abbas Alizadeh (Senior Research Associate, Iranian Prehistoric Project at the Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago), and Kaveh Farrokh. The program is hosted by Peter Weller.

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History Channel series Engineering an Empire – The Persians (Dec 2006) in English

Part 1: Medes, Persians, Cyrus the Great

 

Part 2: Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Persian gardens, Darius the Great

Part 3: Darius the Great and Marathon, digging canal between the Red Sea and  Mediterranean Sea, building bridge over Bosphorus

Part 4: Xerxes and war at Thermopylae

Part 5: Artaxerxes, building Mausoleum, Darius III, Alexander invasion