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Weird History Full List of Ancient Discoveries Episodes

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Below is a complete Ancient Discoveries episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Ancient Discoveries episodes are listed along with the Ancient Discoveries episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Ancient Discoveries episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Everything from “Rituals of Death” to “Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators” is included below. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Ancient Discoveries episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Warfare Aug 21 2005

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Machines II Dec 11 2005

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Ships Aug 21 2005

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Heron of Alexandria Dec 21 2003 - Robotics" is all about the great Heron of Alexandria, a clever machinist who used principles of air compression, wind power, and basic mechanics to swindle religious worshipers and ...more

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Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators Dec 21 2003 - "Medicine" is mostly devoted to Galen, a Greek physician in the Roman Empire who pioneered numerous medical techniques, honing his craft on wounded gladiators and soldiers on the ...more

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Ancient Computer? Dec 21 2003 - "Computing" covers the advancement of time-keeping techniques, from the classic sundial to Ctesibius's use of constant water flow and primitive gear mechanisms, leading up to what is ...more

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The Black Death

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Siege of Troy Jan 23 2007 - Warfare technology is examined, including the Helepolis, a square fortified tower on wheels; and “Greek Fire,” an incendiary liquid that stuck to people and objects and couldn't be extinguished ...more

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Cars & Planes Jan 30 2007 - The lake Nemi ships, large Roman vessels that were salvaged from the lake in the 1930s and burned in 1944, are discussed, including technological discoveries from the ships.

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Machines of the Gods Feb 06 2007 - Ancient mechanical devices are examined: A jar that appears to be an electric battery, a flour mill in France that is run by waterwheels, and Archimedes use of solar power to defeat the Romans.

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Super Ships Feb 13 2007

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Ancient Mega Machines Feb 20 2007

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Egyptian Warfare Feb 27 2007

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Chinese Warfare Mar 06 2007

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Machines III Mar 27 2007

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Robots Apr 17 2007

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Machines of the East Apr 24 2007

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Power (Machines II) Dec 11 2005 - Ancient mechanical devices are examined: A jar that appears to be an electric battery, a flour mill in France that is run by waterwheels, and Archimedes use of solar power to defeat the Romans.

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Ancient Super Navies Feb 04 2008 - In this episode, journey to the site in Turkey believed to be the location of the real Troy as ANCIENT DISCOVERIES analyzes one of the world's greatest historical battlegrounds for new clues. ...more

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Ancient Super Ballistics Feb 11 2008 - Many ancient inventors imagined - and sometimes even constructed - machines for transport that would not be out of place today. This captivating episode reveals surprising new information about ...more

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Ancient Death Machines Feb 25 2008 - With so many gods to choose from and so many temples vying for the average worshiper's fidelity, Ancient Greece and Rome was a buyer's market for religions. Priests were desperate to demonstrate ...more

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Ancient New York Mar 10 2008 - Today, when you have to move a three-ton limestone sarcophagus you just grab a heavy-duty forklift. But what options did ancient engineers have in an age when the only sources of power were ...more

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Superships Feb 13 2007 - SUPERSHIPS reveals recent, extraordinary discoveries of ships from the ancient world. New scholarship and breakthroughs in underwater archaeology have vastly increased our store of knowledge ...more

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Chinese Warfare (Warfare III) Mar 06 2007 - Exploring the military innovations of ancient China, including gunpowder, flame throwers, rockets, automated crossbows, siege machines, and the grand scale of their battles

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Ancient Cars and Planes Jan 30 2007 - Many ancient inventors imagined - and sometimes even constructed - machines for transport that would not be out of place today. This captivating episode reveals surprising new information about ...more

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Machines III (China) Mar 27 2007 - For the first time, this program unveils the remarkable story of how China created a myriad of ingenious devices including cosmic machines able to collect data on the stars, hydraulic hammers, ...more

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Ancient Robots Apr 17 2007 - In this scintillating programme, we delve into the mysteries of ancient robots. The ancient world is littered with more references to automatic robotic machines than you might think. The ...more

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Egyptian Warfare (Warfare II) Feb 27 2007 - Egyptian monuments and great works of art still astound us today. But ANCIENT DISCOVERIES strives to reveal another surprising aspect of Egyptian life: their sophisticated weapons of war and ...more

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Machines of the East Apr 24 2007 - From the internal combustion engine to the artificial heart, the legacy of Al-Jazari, the 12th century Muslim inventor, is everywhere around us. It's no exaggeration to say he laid the ...more

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Death Weapons of the East Oct 23 2008 - Using the latest scientific techniques to solve the greatest mysteries of the ancient world's naval technology, our team of modelmakers, underwater detectives and elite naval commandos are ...more

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Impossible Naval Engineering Oct 30 2008 - 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 ...more

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Ancient Tank Tech Nov 06 2008 - ANCIENT DISCOVERIES digs for the roots of today's war machinery. Throughout history, military requirements — killing more effectively than the enemy — have driven the leading edge of ...more

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Ancient Torture Tech Nov 13 2008 - The master shipbuilders of the Far East created the most deadly warships of ancient times in their quest for supremacy of the seas. Uncover the extraordinary ingenuity of the ancient engineers ...more

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Ancient Mining Machines Nov 20 2008 - Long before Wall Street and Broadway, before even the Dutch, New York was a special place. It's unique topography and resources made it an ideal settlement and so its history stretches far back ...more

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Lost Science of the Bible Dec 15 2008

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Ancient Death Machines Feb 25 2008 - ANCIENT DISCOVERIES digs for the roots of today's war machinery. Throughout history, military requirements — killing more effectively than the enemy — have driven the leading edge of ...more

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Ancient Super Navies Feb 04 2008 - Using the latest scientific techniques to solve the greatest mysteries of the ancient world's naval technology, our team of modelmakers, underwater detectives and elite naval commandos are ...more

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Ancient Chinese Super Ships Mar 03 2008 - SUPERSHIPS reveals recent, extraordinary discoveries of ships from the ancient world. New scholarship and breakthroughs in underwater archaeology have vastly increased our store of knowledge ...more

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Ancient New York Mar 10 2008 - Long before Wall Street and Broadway, before even the Dutch, New York was a special place. It's unique topography and resources made it an ideal settlement and so its history stretches far back ...more

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Ancient Super Ballistics Feb 11 2008 - 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 ...more

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Impossible Army Machines Dec 01 2008 - Some of the most fascinating archaeological finds in recent times have been those that lie on the ocean floor.

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Mega Structures of the Deep Jan 29 2008 - Our modern day landscapes are littered with the remains of ancient superstructures. Now, cutting edge archaeology is beginning to reveal that this century's most exciting discoveries actually ...more

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Lost Science of the Bible Dec 15 2008 - Might the stories of the Bible have their basis in ancient scientific fact? How big was the giant Goliath, and what was the tech of the sling that brought him down? We'll demonstrate that the ...more

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Impossible Naval Engineering Oct 30 2008 - Citizens of ancient Tyre use fire ships against Alexander the Great's besieging fleet; Roman Emperor Nero builds a death yacht to kill his own mother; a 15th-century weapon designed to pierce ...more

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Ancient Mining Machines Nov 20 2008 - Unique technologies of ancient miners, including a Roman hydraulic system, sappers who could undermine castle walls and the 1689 origination of gunpowder mining in England.

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Death Weapons of the East Oct 23 2008 - Comparison test between a shotgun and a staff, the oldest known weapon; the deadly Chinese ermei underwater attack weapon; examining whether Chi warriors can really kill a man with a single ...more

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Impossible Army Machines Dec 01 2008 - The amazing successes and stunning failures of ancient military engineers influence today's weapons and tactics; an ancient Greek weapon is still used on aircraft carriers; rapid-firing Chinese ...more

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Ancient Tank Tech Nov 06 2008 - The history of the elephant as the ancient tank, right up to the addition by the Indian emperors of a fully rotational cannon. The ancient battering ram - the king of siege machines - how did it ...more

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Ancient Torture Tech Nov 13 2008 - Revealing the terrifying truth behind torture; ancient inventors go to great lengths to develop precision devices to exact pain; the rack; burning at the stake; Vlad the Impaler.

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The Ancient Mega-Fort Dec 04 2009 - Explore the defenses of ancient forts and cities. Discover the invisible underground defensive systems of Cappadocia and how they proved so successful. Test the ancient Mayan killer bee castle ...more