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Ancient Top 10 is a smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked and how surprisingly advanced it was. Location shooting, CGI, and graphics are pulled from past History series Ancient Impossible and Ancient Discoveries, and lists are organized by themes. The stories are augmented by new entries fueled by the History archive.

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Description

Ancient Top 10 is a smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked and how surprisingly advanced it was. Location shooting, CGI, and graphics are pulled from past History series Ancient Impossible and Ancient Discoveries, and lists are organized by themes. The stories are augmented by new entries fueled by the History archive.

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    Most Lethal Weapons

    Throughout human history, mankind has strived to create new and inventive ways of killing. Countries conquered and empires shattered on the backs of the most lethal weapons of the ancient world. From the ancient napalm, Greek Fire, to the weapon that helped the Mongols create the largest ancient empire, the composite bow; the speedy battlefield chariot which changed battle tactics.

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    Throughout human history, mankind has strived to create new and inventive ways of killing. Countries conquered and empires shattered on the backs of the most lethal weapons of the ancient world. From the ancient napalm, Greek Fire, to the weapon that helped the Mongols create the largest ancient empire, the composite bow; the speedy battlefield chariot which changed battle tactics.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Total Dictators

    Greed, genocide, political manipulation and murder most foul -- these dictators would stop at nothing to make sure their names went down in history as the greatest rulers to have ever lived. Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra -- they are the names you know, with the facts you don't.

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    Greed, genocide, political manipulation and murder most foul -- these dictators would stop at nothing to make sure their names went down in history as the greatest rulers to have ever lived. Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra -- they are the names you know, with the facts you don't.

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    Ancient Greek Tech

    The ancient Greeks are credited in the western world for inventing philosophy, democracy, and...robotics? Pioneering technological inventors, the ancient Greeks created inventions that were seemingly impossible: an ancient death ray constructed by Archimedes, Heron's automatic doors, Philon's ingenious use of robotics.

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    The ancient Greeks are credited in the western world for inventing philosophy, democracy, and...robotics? Pioneering technological inventors, the ancient Greeks created inventions that were seemingly impossible: an ancient death ray constructed by Archimedes, Heron's automatic doors, Philon's ingenious use of robotics.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Ancient Mysteries

    Think you know the ancient world? Think again. To this day, there are still mysteries surrounding the ancients that have us questioning what we know about these incredible civilizations. Secrets that demonstrate incredible technology comparable to our own.

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    Think you know the ancient world? Think again. To this day, there are still mysteries surrounding the ancients that have us questioning what we know about these incredible civilizations. Secrets that demonstrate incredible technology comparable to our own.

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    Greatest Ancient Metropolises

    Behind every great empire there is a central metropolis, driving expansion and governing the great empires that called these cities home -- hubs of technology, politics, engineering and massive populations comparable to cities of today.

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    Behind every great empire there is a central metropolis, driving expansion and governing the great empires that called these cities home -- hubs of technology, politics, engineering and massive populations comparable to cities of today.

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    Rome's Greatest Hits

    Rome. This incredible civilization forged the world as we know it, creating some of the most technologically advanced engineering of antiquity that is still in use today. Such ingenious inventions include: super powered concrete, aqueducts stretching for miles, and sophisticated mining techniques that were years ahead of their time.

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    Rome. This incredible civilization forged the world as we know it, creating some of the most technologically advanced engineering of antiquity that is still in use today. Such ingenious inventions include: super powered concrete, aqueducts stretching for miles, and sophisticated mining techniques that were years ahead of their time.

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    Secrets of Egypt

    Think you know everything about Ancient Egypt? The secrets surrounding this incredible civilization have endured for millennia. The riddles of the Sphinx; Mummification; the Pyramids--the discoveries of Egypt have been among the highest profile archaeological finds in history.

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    • 39 Minutes

    Think you know everything about Ancient Egypt? The secrets surrounding this incredible civilization have endured for millennia. The riddles of the Sphinx; Mummification; the Pyramids--the discoveries of Egypt have been among the highest profile archaeological finds in history.

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    Greatest Ancient Monuments

    The greatest monuments of the ancient world show more than wealth, they show power. An adversary not to be messed with.

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    The greatest monuments of the ancient world show more than wealth, they show power. An adversary not to be messed with.

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    Ancient Ships

    The ancient world is home to some of the most sophisticated and advanced ships the world has ever seen. The designs and construction of these monsters of the oceans appear impossible, but still, these ships sailed the seven seas thousands of years ago!

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    The ancient world is home to some of the most sophisticated and advanced ships the world has ever seen. The designs and construction of these monsters of the oceans appear impossible, but still, these ships sailed the seven seas thousands of years ago!

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    Ancient Sieges

    The great empires of the ancient world were created through war, and some of the most defining battles were fought through siege warfare. The legendary battle of Troy, the incredibly advanced weapons of Archimedes at the battle of Syracuse, and the beginning of the fall of Rome.

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    The great empires of the ancient world were created through war, and some of the most defining battles were fought through siege warfare. The legendary battle of Troy, the incredibly advanced weapons of Archimedes at the battle of Syracuse, and the beginning of the fall of Rome.

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    • 39 Minutes
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