Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the sprawling Incan empire, is constant threatened by earthquakes, landslides, and torrential rain. Using CGI to strip it, layer by layer, we explore the infrastructure that keeps it from tumbling down the Andes mountains.
This innovative engineering series uses photo-real CGI graphics to peel back the layers of a city to find out how the geology beneath influenced the design of the buildings above. For this historical special, I got to travel to the heart of Peru and discover some of the reasons why this ancient city has stood for thousands of years.
Originally broadcast on The Science Channel in the US, the programme was also shown on Freeview channel Quest in the UK.