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Ancient Discoveries

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

04:00 PM
"Mega Machines"  A discovery spotlights two limestone coffins that date back 3000 years.  (Repeat) H2
05:00 PM
"Ancient Chinese Super Ships"  China's master shipbuilders create some of the most powerful warships and greatest fleets of the ancient world.  (Repeat) H2
06:00 PM
"Ancient Super Navies"  Experts investigate antiquity's legendary naval inventions, including high-explosive grenades, covert underwater attack equipment and biological warfare.  (Repeat) H2
07:00 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
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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