Discover how ancient peoples made tremendous discoveries, laying the foundation for civilizations for centuries to come with these 15 episodes of 'Engineering an Empire.' Use our study guides to develop discussion, and check out short videos and text stories to answer common questions about U.S. history. For more quality history videos, get a free, extended trial of HISTORY Vault, with 2000+ hours of commercial-free, premium content including documentaries, series and specials.
'Engineering an Empire' takes students back in time to explore the development and innovations that have characterized the world’s great empires.
Well-trained, heavily armored knights represented a triumph of military might during the Middle Ages.
Alexander used both military and political cunning to finally unseat the Persian superpower.
From the Maya to Greenland’s Vikings, check out six civilizations that seemingly disappeared without a trace.
From King Tut's tomb to the pyramids, here are the greatest archaeological finds from Egypt.
Learn about man's ability to come up with creative solutions to move stone throughout history.
Ancient Egyptians developed a form of aspirin 5,000 years before the advent of modern medicine.
The Great Wall of China was constructed over several centuries and claimed the lives of thousands of builders.