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Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World


Impossible discoveries have been made. Some of the world's greatest historical inventions are merely reinventions of contraptions made thousands of years before. See the incredible ingenuity of history's great minds as the secrets of these ancient discoveries are unraveled.

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  • 50:05 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 06 - Warfare

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 06 - Warfare

    by Merlin Added 19 Views / 0 Likes

    Warfare technology is examined, including the Helepolis, a square fortified tower on wheels; and “Greek Fire,” an incendiary liquid that stuck to people and objects and couldn't be extinguished with water. Uploaded under license from Sky Vision.

  • 50:05 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 05 - Ships

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 05 - Ships

    by Merlin Added 19 Views / 0 Likes

    The lake Nemi ships, large Roman vessels that were salvaged from the lake in the 1930s and burned in 1944, are discussed, including technological discoveries from the ships. Uploaded under license from Sky Vision.

  • 49:51 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 04 - Robotics

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 04 - Robotics

    by Merlin Added 19 Views / 0 Likes

    An examination of ancient robotics includes a look at the automata of ancient China, the Hellenistic engineers Heron and Philon, the Kurdish engineer Al-Jazari, the Byzantine Empire, and Leonardo da Vinci. Uploaded under license from Sky Vision.

  • 50:01 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 03 - Power

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 03 - Power

    by Merlin Added 23 Views / 0 Likes

    Ancient mechanical devices are examined: A jar that appears to be an electric battery, a flour mill in France that is run by waterwheels, and Archimedes use of solar power to defeat the Romans. Uploaded under license from Sky Vision.

  • 49:57 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 02 - Medicine

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 02 - Medicine

    by Merlin Added 20 Views / 0 Likes

    Explore ancient medical techniques and possible new applications in the modern era. Techniques reviewed include blood letting by leeches, reading from a torpedo fish, trepanning to relieve pressure on the brain, and Roman battlefield surgery and tools. Up

  • 49:51 Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 01 - Computing

    Technological Marvels Of The Ancient World - 01 - Computing

    by Merlin Added 18 Views / 0 Likes

    This episode investigates the Antikythera Mechanism, a computer-like device that may have been used to calculate the movements of stars and planets. It also highlights ancient inventors Archimedes and Ctesibius. Uploaded under license from Sky Vision.

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