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Ancient Discoveries

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

4/23/14
10:00 AM
"Cars & Planes"  The team tries to figure out how successfully ancient peoples traveled overland.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
11:00 AM
"Ancient Record Breakers"  Building a replica of a 2000-year-old jet engine; a weapon that can shoot around corners; a gun that is made from fruit; beating the ancient world's land-speed record.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
12:00 PM
"Machines III"  Chinese technology such as cosmic machines, hydraulic hammers, water-controlled clocks and mass production plants powered by water.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
01:00 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
4/23/14
04:00 PM
"Cars & Planes"  The team tries to figure out how successfully ancient peoples traveled overland.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
05:00 PM
"Ancient Record Breakers"  Building a replica of a 2000-year-old jet engine; a weapon that can shoot around corners; a gun that is made from fruit; beating the ancient world's land-speed record.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
06:00 PM
"Machines III"  Chinese technology such as cosmic machines, hydraulic hammers, water-controlled clocks and mass production plants powered by water.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
07:00 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
4/23/14
08:00 PM
"Mega Structures of the Deep"  Cutting-edge technology reveals exciting archaeological discoveries at the bottom of the ocean.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/14
09:00 PM
"Lost Science of the Bible"  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.  (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.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.