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Surviving History

Surviving History

History's team of master craftsmen from The Scarefactory in Columbus, Ohio, survey the past to experience the most inventive devices and technologies ever created. Utilizing the foundations of Experimental Archeology, the team rebuilds elements from the past in an effort to better understand history. Through this process of re-creating and testing ancient inventions, history comes to life and is illuminated anew in an incredibly personal and powerful journey.

The Scarefactory's trek guides them to the world of the Middle ages where they explore the mythology of the Iron Maiden while Josh investigates Anicent China's early use of gunpowder.
Josh and Brian investigate the legend surrounding an ancient spear thrower said to have the ability to pierce armor and the citizens of Columbus, Ohio are enlisted to exercise the mob mentality theory.
Edge devises an apparatus for the Bastinado. Dusty and Josh collaborate to understand how the wheel was re-invented while Chad and Eric explore the hardships of English prison life with the Treadmill.
The guys at The Scarefactory explore a multitude of military tactics spanning over the last two-thousand years.
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  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 19:05
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 01:30
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 10:50
The guys at The Scarefactory delve into The Spanish Inquisition. The team tackles a twenty-foot-tall pendulum straight out of the Edgar Allan Poe tale, 'The Pit and the Pendulum'.