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Ancient Discoveries

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

4/22/15
06:00 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
4/22/15
07:00 PM
"Ancient Death Machines"  Many of today's lethal military weapons owe their origins to inventors of the ancient world who created siege machines, land mines, flamethrowers and more.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
08:00 PM
"The Ancient Mega-Fort"  Investigating history's most impregnable fortresses; the castle that helped create Great Britain; Cappadocia's invisible underground defensive systems; Mayan killer bee castle defenses; the Roman siege of Alesia in Gaul.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
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
4/22/15
10:00 PM
"Machines of the East"  Mesopotamian engineer Al-Jazari invents many devices.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
11:00 PM
"Secret Science of the Occult"  Explorers use a sacred ancient Mayan temple code to search for an occult underworld engineered in Mexico; investigators in Britain discover the secret technology behind a life-size statue of Jesus Christ that came to life.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/15
12:00 AM
"The Ancient Mega-Fort"  Investigating history's most impregnable fortresses; the castle that helped create Great Britain; Cappadocia's invisible underground defensive systems; Mayan killer bee castle defenses; the Roman siege of Alesia in Gaul.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/15
01:00 AM
"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
4/23/15
02:00 AM
"Machines of the East"  Mesopotamian engineer Al-Jazari invents many devices.  (Repeat) H2
4/23/15
03:00 AM
"Secret Science of the Occult"  Explorers use a sacred ancient Mayan temple code to search for an occult underworld engineered in Mexico; investigators in Britain discover the secret technology behind a life-size statue of Jesus Christ that came to life.  (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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