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Time Scanners Premieres

A new three-part program, Time Scanners, will be premiering on CET and ThinkTV16 next week. In this program, teams use cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds to reveal physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.

 

Learn more about the series’ first three programs and watch a series preview below.

 

Time Scanner: Egyptian Pyramids

Tuesday, July 1, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

 

The team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids - the tombs of the mighty Pharaohs. They want to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the world famous Great Pyramid at Giza.

 

Time Scanners: St. Pauls Cathedral

Tuesday, July 8, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Jordan in the Middle East, to scan the ancient desert city of Petra. Using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology he wants to discover its construction secrets and shed new light on this architectural wonderland that was lost to the West for more than 1,000 years.

 

Time Scanners: Petra

Tuesday, July 15, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its ground-breaking 3-part structure, they discover how the cathedral’s architect Sir Christopher Wren overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome and they investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece.

 

Series Preview: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365264528/

 

Posted on: 06/26/2014 • Programs

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