Time Scanners, presented by Dallas Campbell, unlocks the secrets of the world’s most iconic engineering feats using cutting-edge, 3D laser scanning technology. A team of scientists and historians led by Steve Burrows (engineer for the Beijing Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium), uses the extraordinary scans to create 3D digital models of the Roman Coliseum, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Incas’ Machu Picchu, St Paul’s in London, Petra and Jerusalem with pin-point accuracy. With this unique tool and insider access, the team can analyse how good the ancient engineers were, make brand new discoveries, and come up with ground breaking new theories about these awe-inspiring places and the people who built them.
Atlantic Productions has secured a number of international partners for Time Scanners, an engineering series which relies on 3D laser scanning technology. PBS and France Television have come on board the 6 x 60-minute series, fronted by the structural engineer behind the Beijing “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium, which was originally green-lit by National Geographic Channels International in December.
The Flying Monsters 3D-producer has also pre-sold the show, which airs next month in the UK, to ABC Australia. The series, presented by Steve Burrows, analyses some of the world’s most famous structures, including the Colosseum, the ruins at Petra in Jordan, the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Pyramids and the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem, using the innovative technology. Atlantic chief executive Anthony Geffen said: “The technology we have helped develop for Time Scanners produces a beautiful interactive 3D model of even the largest site or structure, in extraordinary detail. The result, produced in real time, is an unimaginably complex data point cloud of every detail of the site, both inside and out allowing never-before seen images of some of the world’s most beloved historic sites. We are excited to bring this unparalleled glimpse into the past to a global audience.”