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Parents' Guide to

Ancient Engineering

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Past and present collide in show about ancient monuments.

TV Max Educational 2020
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Interesting, but a little repetitive, this educational series brings awe-inspiring ancient monuments to the modern consiousness. Some of the ancient building sequences in Ancient Engineering are recreated in real-time, but the footage is used over and over again in the montages, which can be a little tiring. And then in the next blink of an eye, there are views of modern skylines and discussion about skyscrapers and contemporary architects. It feels pasted together.

But parents who love to learn about engineering will feel like they are getting their due, and kids who like to dig into ancient mysteries might enjoy this show too. It's not flawlessly executed, but quite informative nonetheless.

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