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Modern Marvels

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DocumentaryHistory7+1993 - 201519 SeasonsSeries EndedTags:War

HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Grand Coulee Damn

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Dec 11, 1993
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Grand Coulee Damn Dec 11, 1993 The world’s largest concrete dam–and the largest concrete structure in the world–lies on the Columbia River in the State of Washington. B uilt in 1931, it is also one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Capital Threat

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Feb 10, 2016
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The Capital Threat Feb 10, 2016 Nature attacks Washington DC and Los Angeles. The fate of the Constitution and other monuments. Wilted palm trees help spread a massive inferno, while another capital emerges in the Pacific Ocean.

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Season 12

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Season 12, Episode 31 Private Collections

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Aug 24, 2006
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Private Collections Aug 24, 2006 After thousands of years, Egyptian mummies are speaking from the grave. With the use of state-of-the-art computer tomography scanning we explore inside a 2,000-year-old mummified body of an Egyptian child.

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