Port Washington, NY : Koch Vision : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, c2007.
2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital.
Narrator, Sean Barrett.
Script writer, Justin Pollard ; executive producer for SC4, Cenwyn Edwards ; executive producer for A & E, Dolores Gavin ; producers/directors, Ali McGrath and Stuart Clarke.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 2002 as a six-part mini-series.
Examines various technologies of the ancient world.
"Featuring CGI recreations and working replicas of ancient machines."
Disc 1. Computing : the antikythera mechanism, Ctesibius's water clock. Medicine : brain surgery and Galen, doctor to the gladiators. Robotics : Heron of Alexandria's miracle machines and steam engine -- Disc 2. Warfare : Greek fire, Roman battering rams, Helepolis siege towers. Ships : Roman naval engineering and Caligula's Lake Nemi pleasure barges. Power : the Baghdad battery, Roman water wheels, Archimedes death ray.
Ancient discoveries (Television program)
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