- 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: January 30, 2007
This amazing episode uncovers highly sophisticated transportation, accurately presaging today's technology, that was imagined, and even built, 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.
- Planes, trains and automobiles are not as modern as we think.
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 the past. Reconstructions of ancient machines and hands-on demonstrations bring ancient times to life.
Many ancient inventors imagined - and sometimes even constructed - machines for transport that would not be out of place today. In this captivating episode, ANCIENT DISCOVERIES reveals surprising new information about transportation technology invented by our distant ancestors.
With ANCIENT CARS AND PLANES, you will marvel at railway cars built in Greece in the 6th century BC and at the fantastic thirty-passenger wind-car designed in 6th Century AD China. You will trace the strings of evidence that hint at flying machines in ancient Greece, Egypt and China thousands of years before the Jet Age.
The achievements of the greatest minds of the past will delight and amaze you.