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Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Historians reveal and discuss evidence of centuries-old theories and prototypes for many contemporary procedures and technologies, like brain surgery and computers.

Premiere:
Dec 21, 2003
Original Network:
History
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Riots and Revolutions

S06, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 2009)
A secret manual explains how the Vietnamese defeated the United States in the 20th century and the Mongols 700 years earlier; King Mithridates; the invention of booby-traps and letter bombs; Spartacus revolts against the Roman Empire.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 38
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  • 795
  • History HD

Ancient Torture Tech

S05, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 2008)
Revealing the terrifying truth behind torture; ancient inventors go to great lengths to develop precision devices to exact pain; the rack; burning at the stake; Vlad the Impaler.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 38
  • History
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  • 795
  • History HD

The Ancient Mega-Fort

S06, E03  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 2009)
Investigating history's most impregnable fortresses; the castle that helped create Great Britain; Cappadocia's invisible underground defensive systems; Mayan killer bee castle defenses; the Roman siege of Alesia in Gaul.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 38
  • History
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  • 795
  • History HD

Machines III

S03, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 2007)
Chinese technology such as cosmic machines, hydraulic hammers, water-controlled clocks and mass production plants powered by water.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 38
  • History
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  • 795
  • History HD

Lost Science of the Bible

S05, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 2008)
Investigating Bible stories to find if they have basis in scientific fact; determining Goliath's size and considering the technology of the sling David used to fell him; Tower of Babel; levitating a replica of the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Tue 12/6
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 38
  • History
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  • 795
  • History HD