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PBS Series Uses Scanner Technology on Ancient Structures

June 30, 2014
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, the PBS series "Time Scanners" reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.

The series debuts, July 1.

In the first show, the team travel to Egypt to scan the pyramids - the tombs of the mighty Pharaohs. They want to find out how evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the world famous Great Pyramid at Giza.

St. Paul's Cathedral in London is another structure featured in this series.