Modern technology, archaeology, and engineering are used to uncover the real story behind the Siege of Troy, a legend steeped in mystery for thousands of years.
Surprising archaeological finds lead historians to new conclusions about the underrated transportation technologies invented by ancient civilizations.
Great scholars such as Philon, Ctesibius, and Heron are enlisted by temples to create "magic" through a heavy mix of religion and science.
What do the recent discoveries of ancient ships say about the societies that created them and the techniques used in their construction?
The discovery of two massive limestone coffins weighing over 3 tons leads archaeologist Guy Sanders to investigate how they were transported.
Though remembered mostly as a cultured civilization, new evidence reveals Egypt invested heavily in war technology. Some of these weapons were brand-new inventions and were used in massive battles.
Many modern military innovations stem from ancient China. From automated crossbows, siege machines, gunpowder and a rocket-powering substance, uncover the secrets of China's awe-inspiring weaponry.
Explore the remarkable stories behind China's invention of myriad ingenious devices, including cosmic machines, hydraulic hammers, and water-controlled clocks.
Did the ancients actually use robotic devices? Temple doors, a girl servant, roaring lions, and singing birds are just a few of the devices we'll attempt to reconstruct.