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Ancient Discoveries

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

Sean Barrett (Narrator), Phil Crowley (Narrator), Ben Mole (Director)

12:00 PM
"Superships"  Ships from the ancient world and the societies that created them.  (Repeat) H2
01:00 PM
"Death Weapons of the East"  Comparison test between a shotgun and a staff, the oldest known weapon; the deadly Chinese "ermei" underwater attack weapon; examining whether Chi warriors can really kill a man with a single touch; ancient Chinese crossbows.  (Repeat) H2
02:00 PM
"Ancient New York"  New discoveries unveil the ancient blueprint for modern life in the metropolis of New York.  (Repeat) H2
03:00 PM
"Impossible Army Machines"  The amazing successes and stunning failures of ancient military engineers influence today's weapons and tactics; an ancient Greek weapon is still used on aircraft carriers; rapid-firing Chinese catapult; Hannibal crosses the Alps.  (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.

Current cast
Sean Barrett Phil Crowley

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.