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Ancient Technology (General)

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Heavy Cavalry of the Middle Ages (2:41)
From history.com, produced by Modern Marvels
Arguably the most opulent form of protective battle gear in history was worn by medieval knights, the warrior class of medieval Europe. This video shows the advantages of such gear as well as how it was used in battle.
November 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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Ages: 11 - 16
Table Top Trebuchet
From YouTube, produced by Hila Science
This video explains the science behind a trebuchet. The trebuchet is a medieval machine designed to throw objects at or into castles. This video explains that the gravitational potential energy stored in the raised counterweight is converted into kin... [more]
December 6, 2009 at 09:56 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
How Things Work : How Does a Trebuchet Work?
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
A trebuchet is an ancient weapon that was used in battles to hurl large objects, often to break down walls. Learn how a trebuchet works with tips from a math and science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions. (03:24)
May 11, 2010 at 07:43 PM
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Ages: 6 - 18
Great Pyramid Mystery Solved?
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
How were the blocks raised to the top of the 489ft Great Pyramid? An architect develops a theory about a snaking internal ramp inside the pyramid. This video includes a 3D model and shows how cranes could have been used. This video could be used in s... [more]
February 13, 2011 at 09:59 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Ancient Technology (Part 1)
From YouTube
2007 Lecture by Jason Martell about ancient technology and engineering. The lecturer provides slides and speculation as to what certain artifacts and heirogylphs mean and how they show little-known technology.
April 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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Sumerian Origin Of Humans
From disclose.tv
The Sumerians knowledge of the solar system 4600 years ago drew the solar system as it is today. This video explains this and about a planet that only returns every 3600 years. A very interesting video for students studying this group as well as for ... [more]
November 26, 2010 at 08:23 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Making Stone Age Weapons
From howstuffworks.com, produced by Discovery Channel
Watch this video clip about making Stone Age weapons on HowStuffWorks. 13,000 years ago, Stone Age explorers made most of their weapons out of flint. Learn how they made their weapons in this NOVA segment from PBS. (3:11)
March 15, 2012 at 05:27 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Roman Mass Production
From discovery.com
Romans were the first to invent mass production. They figured out how to use water wheels to create a factory flour mill. Professional video.
May 11, 2010 at 07:19 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
The Wonders of the Ancient World - Part 6 of 7
From 5min, produced by watchmojo.com
The Wonders of the Ancient World-In this history video take a look at the seven wonders of the Ancient world, this video focus' on the Statue of Zeus. This is part six of seven. (0:49)
November 22, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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Weapons of the Middle Ages
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The middle class provided the foot soldiers of the Middle Ages, and this three minute video reviews how some of these were used. Graphic descriptions. t
July 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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