Building Wonders

Some of the greatest design feats engineered by man are examined and explained by archaeologist, Julian Richards.

There are 6 videos in this series.

30 mins Stonehenge
Presenter Julian Richards walks the plans of Stonehenge, and asks if there really were bands of carpenters and stonemasons building henges in wood and stone.
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30 mins Box Tunnel
Julian Richards walks the plans of Box Tunnel, which was built for the original route of the Great Western Railway, and was the longest railway tunnel in the world at the time of its construction.
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30 mins The Floating Harbour
Archaeologist, broadcaster, and writer, Julian Richards sails up the Avon to uncover the expertise that went into creating Bristol's floating harbour.
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30 mins Gloucester Cathedral
Archaeologist, writer and broadcaster, Julian Richards walks the plans of Gloucester Cathedral to explore how the building has developed.
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30 mins The Fosse Way
Archaeologist and presenter Julian Richards looks into the past, and uncovers how the Romans were able to build the Fosse road so straight.
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30 mins Concorde
Broadcaster and archaeologist Julian Richards meets the aero-engineers who in the late 1950's successfully designed the world's first supersonic airliner, Concorde.
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