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Ancient DiscoveriesTV-14Closed Captioning

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In the ancient texts of Homer and on the walls of Egyptian tombs lie exciting clues that are causing historians to rethink just how sophisticated centuries-old societies were. This eye-opening series — filmed on location and using brilliant computer animation — will change the way you think about the past. From drawings that show the Egyptians may have unlocked the secret to flight with primitive helicopter designs, to a 6th-century Chinese "wind car" that could travel up to 30 miles per hour, and 600-year-old designs from Italy for a "rocket car" apparently fueled by gunpowder, Ancient Discoveries unearths clues that connect the present with the times long-ago in astonishing ways. Reconstructions of ancient machines and hands-on demonstrations bring ancient discoveries to life, including mechanical maids that could fetch water for people on their own (created by the inventor Philos in the 3rd century) and machines of warfare that give a new vision of what truly defined the Egyptian empire.

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Weapons Are Cool In The Old Years

Interesting history of martial arts weapons

This episode gave an interesting review/history/investigation of a few martial arts weapons (staff) and hand-hand combat (death punch). Not a bad way to spend 40 minutes.

Ancient Discoveries
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Oct 23, 2008
  • CCin English

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