What the Ancients Knew
The Ancient Chinese discovered how to make porcelain. They mixed clay with rock! See why the ancient Chinese were the only ones in the world who had the technology to make it.
Invention of Porcelain
See how Chinese people stimulate their life force with Chi. It's quite the healthy exercise!
Host, Jack Turner, explains where perfume first came from.
The ancient Egyptians wanted to be able to tell time to better organize their day, so they created the sundial.
For centuries the Daiku's methods have been mysterious because they were only passed down from master to apprentice.
Daiku: The Experts of Traditional Japanese Carpentry
Innovative ceramics, evolved from traditional Japanese clay working, have changed the course of technological advatages
Japanese Ceramic Circuit Boards
The wonder of silk begins with mulberry leaves and sometimes ends with a beautiful kimono.
Japanese Silk Production
Host, Jack Turner talks with Dennis Stocks, an expert on stone work techniques. Dennis tells Jack that the ancients used many methods cutting, moving, and shaping of the rock to create the pyramid.
Stone Work Technique
See how this device tracked the stars in the sky. The design would later be used by Western astronomers!
Chinese Armillary Sphere
Egyptians created mummies to preserve the body so that the spirit could go on to the after life. These mummies also tell a lot about ancient Egyptians life, death, and medicine at the time.
See how the ancient Indian blacksmiths created sickles and swords.
Indian Metal Workers
Dennis Stocks an expert on ancient tools explain how Egyptians created tools to measure the preciseness of their building techniques.
A-frame & F-frame
The invention of the crossbow definitely changed warfare. See how the Chinese invented the machine gun of crossbows!
Invention of the Crossbow
This device enabled the Chinese Agricultural Revolution. This plow was able to be mass produced to farmers around the country!
Chinese Cast Iron Plow
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