Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
6 Episodes
Ancient Discoveries - Heron of Alexandria

Heron of Alexandria

The remarkably advancements of the ancient world comes under the spotlight, including Heron's strange robotic inventions, which were famed throughout the ancient world.
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Ancient Discoveries - Ships

Ships

Three-part series exploring the remarkably advanced technology of the ancient world, focusing on how modern discoveries owe much to the scientists and inventors of the past. Ships are the subject of this episode.
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Ancient Discoveries - Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

The remarkably advancements of the ancient world comes under the spotlight, including Galen who performed brain surgery 2,000 years ahead of his time.
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Ancient Discoveries - Ancient Warfare

Ancient Warfare

Warfare was a way of life in the ancient world. From an early version of napalm to the most sophisticated siege machine in history, the conflicts were just as lethal as today.
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Ancient Discoveries - Computing

Computing

The remarkably advanced technology of the ancient world comes under the spotlight, beginning with how the Greeks developed calculating machines more than 2,000 years ago
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Ancient Discoveries - Machines II

Machines II

Three-part series exploring the remarkably advanced technology of the ancient world, focusing on how modern discoveries owe much to the scientists and inventors of the past. This episode explores Archimedes' use of solar power to defeat the Romans.
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