Egypt: engineering an empire is a documentary that looks at the architecture and labor that was put in the pyramids. It reflects the engineering arts that were used in the building of tombs in Egypt. Through this, various style such as Etruscan sculpture that was used in constructions of building in Egypt is highlighted in the documentary. This can impact comparison between architectural work in Egypt and Rome.
The Etruscan sculpture was different from Greek sculpture in that, in Etruscan, the sculpture had a human body which is unusual in its result compared to Greek sculpture. It has a connection to the Etruscan urbanism which makes it influence the roman urbanization. It affects the construction of different buildings in other countries. For instance, the Roman aqueducts had a siphon that allowed water to travel through it. It was made of clay reinforced with stone blocks and a force of gravity to drive water. This is important as some Roman aqueducts are still in use till today: such include, the Trevi-fountain which is still fed by water from the aqueduct. As a result, many cities have grown as a result of the supply of water from the aqueduct.
Trajan forum’s construction requires excavator, and it consisted of the portico lined piazza. The basilica design was used to build various temples in Egypt which are borrowed even in the designs of the different building in the country. Most of the countries that borrowed basilica design are from European nations which have used it in the design of various churches and other structures.
In conclusion, Egypt: engineering the empire is a documentary that shows how Egypt building design borrowed much from the Etruscan sculpture. This design is used till today in the design of various buildings and churches in most parts of the world. As a result, the multiple designs depicted in the documentary have help in the growth of multiple sites.