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Ancient Discoveries

Some inventions of the classical world equal or surpass modern technology. 

02:00 PM
"Chinese Warfare"  Modern military innovations that stem from ancient China.  (Repeat) H2
03:00 PM
"Machines of the Gods"  The mix of religion and science.  (Repeat) H2
04:00 PM
"Ancient Mining Machines"  Unique technologies of ancient miners, including a Roman hydraulic system, sappers who could undermine castle walls and the 1689 origination of gunpowder mining in England.  (Repeat) H2
05:00 PM
"Rituals of Death"  The mummified crocodiles of Kom Ombo; using an X-ray on an ancient mummy; China's terra-cotta army; scientists solve a year-old murder using 15th-century forensics; virtual-reality techniques afford investigation of crucifixion.  (Repeat) H2
Ancient Discoveries

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

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