Host Jack Turner observes ancient techniques still being used today.
See how this ancient Seismoscope enabled the Chinese to know when an earthquake was coming. This was a useful tool for the Chinese Emperor!
Each sword maker has his own formula, creating a extremely hard blade with willow like flexibility.
Samurai Sword:The Formula
Rome was one of the first cities with running water. Here is a segment on how the aqueducts transported the water.
Get a Quick History Guide of Rome.
The Magnificent Coliseum had some amazing technology. See how the first elevators worked.
Host, Jack Turner, explains where perfume first came from.
Romans enjoyed taking nice baths, and invented an effiecient Bath Heating System.
Roman Bath Heating System
The ancient Egyptians wanted to be able to tell time to better organize their day, so they created the sundial.
See how the Ancient Chinese created a rocket, by adding gunpowder to arrows. See how they figured out how to make the rockets larger and larger!
Get a glance of the Roman Plumbing system that ensured public health in the big city.
See how batten sails are useful on the open seas! The Chinese' design can be seen in modern sailboats!
Chinese Batten Sail
The Magic Mirror had a revival in the mid-16th century Japan, saving the lives of the persecuted.
The Magic Mirror
The Ancient Chinese were printing long before the West. However see why they abandoned their craft!
Chinese Methods of Print
See how the Indians used astrological instruments to track the stars.
The Chinese take fireworks very seriously. See how they accidentally discovered it, by mixing three compounds!