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Ancient Discoveries

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

5/26/15
08:00 AM
"Ancient Secret Agents"  Ancient secret agents; fire beacons, horses and pigeons are used to transmit messages over thousands of miles; ancient spies use invisible ink made from human sperm and write messages inside raw eggs; Japanese ninjas use explosives.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
09:00 AM
"Gruesome Medicine"  Leeches, an ancient medical cure; taking a reading from a torpedo fish in Spain; Incan trepanning; Roman battlefield surgery; using snake venom as medicine; England's Prince Henry V undergoes brain surgery to extract an arrow.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
10:00 AM
"Ancient Torture Tech"  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.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
11:00 AM
"Airborne Assault"  Early methods of airborne attack; medieval kite bomb; bouncing bombs terrorize shipping in Turkey in 1453; Chinese commanders use whistling arrows to direct battles; Chinese rockets; the earliest known successful parachute.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
12:00 PM
"Ancient Secret Agents"  Ancient secret agents; fire beacons, horses and pigeons are used to transmit messages over thousands of miles; ancient spies use invisible ink made from human sperm and write messages inside raw eggs; Japanese ninjas use explosives.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
01:00 PM
"Gruesome Medicine"  Leeches, an ancient medical cure; taking a reading from a torpedo fish in Spain; Incan trepanning; Roman battlefield surgery; using snake venom as medicine; England's Prince Henry V undergoes brain surgery to extract an arrow.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
02:00 PM
"Ancient Torture Tech"  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.  (Repeat) H2
5/26/15
03:00 PM
"Airborne Assault"  Early methods of airborne attack; medieval kite bomb; bouncing bombs terrorize shipping in Turkey in 1453; Chinese commanders use whistling arrows to direct battles; Chinese rockets; the earliest known successful parachute.  (Repeat) H2
Ancient Discoveries

Premise
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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