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.

History Channel series Engineering an Empire – The Persians (Dec 2006) in English. The program describes the Medes, Persia, Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Persian gardens, Darius the Great, the battle of Marathon, digging of the first canal between the Red Sea and  Mediterranean Sea, building the cross-continental bridge over the Bosphorus, Xerxes, the invasion of Greece, Artaxerxes, the building of mausoleums, Darius III and  Alexander’s invasion.