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Engineering the Impossible

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Europe-to-Africa bridge; tunnel beneath the Strait of Gibraltar; technological advances.

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A team of experts examines the Roman Colosseum, the world's most infamous arena and perhaps the most elaborate death machine ever devised.
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Uncovering construction secrets 4000 years after the first pyramids rose from the desert in Egypt.

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