Time Scanners: Petra premiered Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
About the Program
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.
About Egyptian Pyramids
The team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids - the tombs of the mighty Pharaohs. They want to find out how 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.
About St. Paul's Cathedral
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.
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 was produced by produced by Atlantic Productions.
Lara Acaster is the series producer. Anthony Geffen is executive producer.