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Season 01, Episode 01 Ancient Computer?

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Dec 22, 2003
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Ancient Computer? Dec 22, 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 known as the Antikythera mechanism. An isolated artifact discovered in the wreckage of an ancient cargo vessel, the mechanism's origin and use are largely a mystery, but its elaborate system of gears suggest an advanced early device for calculating the positions of the heavenly bodies.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

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Dec 22, 2003
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Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators Dec 22, 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 battlefield. The unique discovery in this episode is a human skull that implies an effort to perform a rudimentary type of brain surgery.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Heron of Alexandria

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Dec 22, 2003
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Heron of Alexandria Dec 22, 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 entertain the masses at the theater. He also essentially invented the steam engine!

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Season 01, Episode 04 Ancient Warfare

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Dec 21, 2003
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Ancient Warfare Dec 21, 2003

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Season 01, Episode 05 Ancient Ships

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Dec 21, 2003
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Ancient Ships Dec 21, 2003

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Season 01, Episode 06 Ancient Power

S01 E06

Dec 21, 2003
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Ancient Power Dec 21, 2003

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Season 01, Episode 22 Mega-Structures of the Deep

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Jan 28, 2008
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Mega-Structures of the Deep Jan 28, 2008 Our modern landscapes are littered with the remains of ancient superstructures. Now, cutting-edge archaeology reveals that this century's most exciting discoveries might actually lie at the bottom of the ocean.

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