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Ancient Impossible

Ancient Impossible

Ancient Impossible, a brand new H2 series, picks up where History's long running Ancient Discoveries left off, revealing how many of today's incredible technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago, proving that the ancient world was far more developed than we suspect. Moving Mountains investigates how the ancients moved impossibly huge objects.

Moving Mountains
Other than moving stone and earth, the ancients needed to move mountains of water, using technology we still find impressive today. Who were the Mega Movers of the ancient world?
Monster Monuments
Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious structures ever built, but could the secret to its construction ever be revealed? How did the ancient engineers make the seemingly impossible possible?
Ultimate Weapons
We think of mass destruction weapons as a modern concept, but centuries before the widespread discovery of gunpowder, one ancient genius managed to build a cannon that could fire using the power of steam!
Ancient Einsteins
We show the genius of Archimedes who managed to make water flow uphill and as impossible as it sounds, Heron of Alexandria invented the world's first steam engine, automatic doors and vending machines.
Biggest Builds
How did the ancient Egyptians produce hundreds of war vehicles every month? And how did the Romans forge enough iron to equip an army? We reveal the impossible ingenuity that made it possible.
Warrior Tech
Today, modern soldiers are equipped with all the latest battlefield technology. We reveal how the fully equipped soldiers of today compare to the seemingly impossible warrior tech of the ancient world.
Roman Empire
We reveal Emperor Nero's Golden Palace which contained more technology than any other in the ancient world, including a revolving ceiling and elevators. How was this technology possible 2000 years ago?
Greatest Ships
Join us as we examine the greatest warship of the ancient world. We also explore what many believe may have been the world's first ironclads, the Korean Turtle Ships.
Extreme Engineering
What techniques did Caesar use to assemble a bridge to cross the Rhine in 10 days? The ancients created structures to overcome obstacles, using engineering methods that seem more modern than ever imagine.