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Where Did It Come From?: Ancient Greece - Modern Ship Building


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  • Actors: Artist Not Provided
  • Directors: History
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002OLT6ZI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,553 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Modern warships, cargo, and container ships are the cutting edge of maritime technology. But 2,500 years ago, no one dominated shipbuilding like the Greeks. We travel to Greece for a firsthand look at how their maritime expertise evolved. We examine a reproduction of the Greek warship called a trireme. A 3-D CGI reproduction captures the grandeur of the gigantic cargo ship the Syracusia. Host Michael Guillen demonstrates an Archimedean Screw--designed to pump water out of a ship's hold. He also demonstrates Archimedes' most famous discovery: the principle of buoyancy, a key component in any shipbuilding process. In England, we investigate the Antikythera device. After decades of study, historians have concluded that it was actually a celestial computer that tracked the movement of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and a handful of stars. And on the Greek island Kalymnos, we learn how sponge diving evolved into the lucrative business of salvage diving.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Christenson on April 6, 2010
I got this DVD for watching with my homeschooled kids during our Ancient Greece unit and they found it very interesting. Not too long but had great information and graphics and descriptions. They all liked it very much. Explained some scientific principles with great demonstrations and showed great underwater finds and great ship models as well as navigation principles etc. Included info on Archimedes, Aristotle, Eratosthenes and more. Also great information on the Battle of Salamis. Great footage from Greece. It showed how smart the Ancient Greeks really were. The kids also enjoyed seeing the modern ships and equipment and all. I'll be checking out the other titles in this series - especially the one about Roman travel.
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