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From Mud to the Pantheon: A History of Ancient Engineering

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Wondered how the great pyramids were built or how ancient builders got those huge blocks of stone atop of the Parthenon? From Mud to the Pantheon, A History of Ancient Engineering will explore the materials, tools and engineering knowledge from earliest times up to and including the golden age of Rome. We will look at some of the greatest achievements in building such as the great pyramids, Parthenon and Pantheon.  Learn how these wonders were built, the development of tools and techniques used to create them. Learn many of the more common engineering achievements that made civilization possible. We will explore the wheel and the streets and roads on which they traveled. Learn how water systems from early irrigation canals, ganats and the Roman aqueduct systems provided millions of gallons of water per day and how waste disposal made cities possible. Finally we will look at how ancient builders built cities, city walls and the engines to destroy them. Students, young and old, will come away with a better understanding of the achievements of ancient engineers and builder and will better appreciate the historic marvels of ancient civilizations when traveling.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Emeritus Hall

Allan Tilton 



Registration Closes On
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
6/25/2018 - 7/16/2018 Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Santa Rosa, Emeritus Hall  Map, Room: 1519 Allan Tilton  ClassRoom