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A look at 14 wonders from ancient and modern civilizations, featuring historical re-creations and computer-graphic animations. Included: how and why they were built.
Season 1, Episode 15
May 15, 2014
The series finale examines the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Season 1, Episode 14
The Great Wall of China is spotlighted.
Season 1, Episode 13
Chichen Itza, built by the Maya people in what's now the Mexican state of Yucatan, is spotlighted.
Season 1, Episode 12
The Colosseum in Rome, which dates to the first century, is spotlighted.
Season 1, Episode 11
Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca "city in the sky" in what's now Peru, is examined.
Season 1, Episode 10
The ancient city of Petra in what's now Jordan, which was a major stop on the Silk Road, is examined.
Season 1, Episode 9
The Taj Mahal in India is spotlighted.
Season 1, Episode 8
The Pharos of Alexandria, a lighthouse built in the third century B.C., is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 7
The Colossus of Rhodes, built to honor the sun god Helios, is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 6
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Asia Minor, which was built to honor the Greek fertility goddess, is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 5
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which featured Greek and Egyptian influences, is examined.
Season 1, Episode 4
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, created by the Greek sculptor Phidias, is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 3
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which were created some 2700 years ago in what's now Iraq, are examined.
Season 1, Episode 2
A look at the only one of the Ancient Seven Wonders that still stands, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Season 1, Episode 1
The first episode of the educational series, which looks at 14 wonders from ancient and modern civilizations, opens with an explanation of how the 14 wonders were selected.
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