Pyramids from civilizations in Egypt, Africa and Central America are examined and compared. Included: architectural differences and similarities of Nubian and Egyptian pyramids. Also: the role of spirituality in pyramid building; mud-brick pyramids in the Peruvian desert; and structures on the island of Java. Host: Bob Brier.
Comparing architectural similarities of pyramids from diverse cultures and locations, including Egypt, China and Mexico; and religious and funereal aspects of the structures. Also: the location of the Tower of Babel; structures in the South Pacific; Aztec and Mayan structures; a Buddhist pyramid in Southeast Asia; Nubian pyramids in Africa. Host: Bob Brier.
Profiling rulers and architects of ancient Egypt who oversaw the construction of pyramids. Included: internal chambers of the Great Pyramid in Giza; the pyramid of the Chinese emperor Chin; and underground falcon-mummy galleries of Egypt. Also: pyramids of Central America; and a profile of Imhotep, who constructed the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Host: Bob Brier.