Empire Builders

  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • TV-PG
  • history, documentary

The histories of five great empires, and the monuments they built that still remain. Each episode visits 10 significant sites, exploring how they were built, for what purpose, and what they reveal about the empire's place in history. Expert contributors and CGI recreations help create a vision of life as part of the empire and the ongoing legacies that affect...

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Season 1, Episode 3 Christian Empires: Byzantium, the Crusades and Venice

First Aired: April 15, 2018

Ten sites that made history. Included: Byzantium's greatest church, the Haghia Sophia, in Istanbul; the Crusaders' greatest fortress, Crac de Chevalier in modern-day Syria; and St. Marks Basilica in Venice.

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