Ancient Discoveries

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History Documentary hosted by Sean Barrett, published by History Channel in 2003 - English narration

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Shot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but which actually have their origins in antiquity. The series travels back in time to uncover remarkably sosphisticated inventions and to celebrate the ancient engineers whose ingenuity laid the foundations for todays technology. Produced by Wild Dream Films.

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The Antikythera Mechanism, Ctesibius' Water Clock.

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Brain Surgery and Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators.

[edit] Robotics

Heron of Alexandria's Miracle Machines, Steam Engine.

[edit] Warfare

Greek Fire, Roman Battering Rams, Helepolis Siege Towers.

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Roman Naval Engineering and Caligula's Lake Nemi Pleasure Barges.

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The Baghdad Batterey, Roman Water Wheels, Archimedes Death Ray.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.0
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 18
  • Video Resolution: 704x400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.76:1
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 112 Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 50 mins
  • Framerate: 29.970 FPS
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 572 MB (average)
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: SeeingMole

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