- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 11, 2008
Go back in time to see how our ancestors rained shockingly effective destruction upon their enemies thousands of years ago.
- An eye-opening series filmed on location in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Holland, and England.
- Discover the surprising ways modern technology and ancient history intersect.
- Meet the RPG's great-great-great-granddaddy in this explosive episode.
ANCIENT DISCOVERIES changes the way we think about the distant past. While we entertain visions of a simpler, unsophisticated time, the truth is much more complicated and fascinating than we imagine. This fresh, eye-opening series - filmed on location where historical events actually happened and using brilliant, lifelike computer animation - applies the latest scholarship to reconsider common beliefs about ancient times. Reconstructions of ancient machines and hands-on demonstrations bring ancient times to life.
Since the first time a rock was thrown in anger, mankind has endeavored to deliver larger, deadlier payloads further and faster.
ANCIENT DISCOVERIES reveals how the science and technology of ballistics — a seemingly modern, cutting edge technology — actually dates back thousands of years to the ancient world. Using state of the art forensic techniques and the world's leading firearms experts, this groundbreaking show reveals the accuracy, power and range of ancient bullets, rockets and bombs.
Incoming! Look out for ANCIENT SUPER BALLISTICS!