Who were the most successful Mega Movers of the ancient world and how were they able to make the impossible...possible? As well as moving stone and earth, they needed to move mountains of water, using technology still impressive today.
These feats of engineering defy explanation—and they were built thousands of years ago. What techniques, materials and tools could ancient engineers have used to build the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge and an ancient Mt. Rushmore?
Modern soldiers are equipped with the latest battlefield technology. But what cutting-edge weapons were the ancient warriors armed with? We reveal how the fully equipped soldiers of today compare to warrior tech of the ancient world.
Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, these are some of the most ingenious minds in history. But many of their accomplishments would never have been possible without some of the geniuses of the ancient world.
From stone-cutting devices to fire engines, how was the ancient world able to create such incredible power tools? Why were they lost, and could there be even more advanced ancient power tools waiting to be discovered?
Some of the greatest ships in history were actually designed, built and sailed thousands of years ago. Examine the greatest warship of the ancient world, the Greek Trireme, and the notorious sex ships of Roman Emperor Caligula.
How did Egyptians produce hundreds of vehicles of war every month? How did Rome forge iron to equip an army and mine gold to keep an economy afloat? We reveal the impossible ingenuity and techniques of ancient "Mega Factories."
Rome was one of the mightiest empires in history. Their ingenuity, ambition and scale seems impossible to comprehend. Uncover amazing technologies including a horse-drawn arrow shooter, Hadrian's Wall, and Emperor Nero's Golden Palace.
How do you get oil from the ground without modern drilling techniques? How did Caesar assemble a bridge across the Rhine in days? When faced with daunting situations, the ancients didn't simply give up, they pursued the impossible.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2016
great show, unfortunately sometimes the history channel has to add their own stars for no apparent reason (Hunter Ellis shows up) but other than that the information is good. If you enjoy history this is worth the time and money.