Ancient Marvels

Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome (repost)

Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome by Rachel Dickinson
English | 1 Jan. 2006 | ISBN: 0974934453 | 144 Pages | PDF | 21 MB

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago.

Discovery Channel - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (2004)  

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 10, 2014
Discovery Channel - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (2004)

Discovery Channel - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (2004)
DVDRip | 720x416 | .AVI/DivX @ 2205 Kbps | 51mn 59s | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 895 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Greece, a land of breathtaking beauty and light. A land where science, art and inspiration from the gods combined to produce some of the world's greatest marvels of architecture and design. The ancient Greeks used buildings and structures to reflect the variety of life at the core of their civilisation - they built the first theatres, staged the first sports events and worshipped in some of the most spectacular temples ever built. From prehistoric palaces to bold symbols of victory this programme explores the Seven Ancient Wonders of Greece - the Theatre of Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, the Colossus of Rhodes, Santorini, The Palace of Knossos and the greatest masterpiece of them all - The Parthenon. Revealing the true icons of this incredible civilisation, we explore how and why the seven wonders of Ancient Greece still retain the power to amaze the world today. By recounting the stories behind the people who designed and oversaw their construction and unravelling the tales and myths of those who lived within them, we unearth the secrets behind The Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece.

Modern Marvels - Axes, Swords and Knives  

Posted by FenixN at April 14, 2012
Modern Marvels - Axes, Swords and Knives

Modern Marvels - Axes, Swords and Knives
DVDRip | AVI / XviD, 1076 kb/s | 512x384 | 00:47:16 | English: MP3, 224 kb/s (2 ch) | 413 mb
Genre: Axes, Swords, Knives

Blade implements have been a part of civilized man's arsenal since the Paleolithic Age, when sharp tools were chipped off of flint or obsidian. But with the discovery of metallurgy, people were able to forge stronger, more versatile blade implements. We visit an axe-throwing contest in Wisconsin for an introduction to the least subtle of the blade tools. Then we visit a swordsmith and an experienced swordfighter who work in traditional methods from ancient sources, and review the history of knives.

History Channel - Modern Marvels S11E39 Lube Job (2005)  

Posted by denisbul at Feb. 26, 2011
History Channel - Modern Marvels S11E39 Lube Job (2005)

History Channel - Modern Marvels S11E39 Lube Job (2005)
PDTV | AVI | English | 00:44:44 | 640x352 | XviD - 1309 Kbps | MP3 - 224 Kbps | 418 MB
Genre: Documentary, History

From chariot wheels of ancient Egypt to hard disks in a computer to the wheels on a Mars rover, machinery can't function without lubricants. And in today's technology, there are a mind-boggling number of friction points that must be lubed, and a staggering number of lubricants petroleum motor oils that keep car engines from burning up, synthetic greases that stay put in the zero gravity of space, and solid coatings that prevent eggs from sticking to a pan. We'll see how this marvel of chemistry works and how it's used…

History Channel - Modern Marvels S14E32 Bull's-Eye (2008)  

Posted by denisbul at Feb. 16, 2011
History Channel - Modern Marvels S14E32 Bull's-Eye (2008)

History Channel - Modern Marvels S14E32 Bull's-Eye (2008)
PDTV | AVI | English | 00:44:39 | 630x366 | XviD - 1099 Kbps | MP3 - 128 Kbps | 350 MB
Genre: Documentary

From LAPD's sharp shooters to Army snipers, discover what it means to be armed and accurate. Learn how ancient ballista and trebuchet could repeatedly strike their targets. Find out how the Phoenix Lander will navigate to its target some 422 million miles away. See a nine ball expert hit several bulls-eyes, sometimes with the same shot to run the table. Finally, watch as Cirque de Soleil's daring artists are both projectile and target as they perform their breathtaking feats.

History Channel - Modern Marvels S10E19 Rubber (2004)  

Posted by denisbul at Feb. 10, 2011
History Channel - Modern Marvels S10E19 Rubber (2004)

History Channel - Modern Marvels S10E19 Rubber (2004)
PDTV | AVI | English | 00:44:00 | 512x384 | XviD - 1106 Kbps | MP3 - 96 Kbps | 348 MB
Genre: Documentary, History

The story of rubber is more than tires, toys, gloves, and gum it's imbedded in modern life, from the controversial Challenger O-rings to seals on hydrogen fuel cells. A gigantic worldwide synthetic rubber industry creates exotic elastomers for high-tech applications, while China's rapid industrialization plays havoc with the world's natural rubber supply. From the ancient Olmecs of Yucatan, who knew the secret of vulcanization, to modern processing plants, we trace rubber's history and future.

Microsoft Ancient Lands 1.0 Complete package  

Posted by hsawires at Feb. 23, 2010
Microsoft Ancient Lands 1.0 Complete package

Microsoft Ancient Lands | Explore the Mysterious World of the Past
Microsoft Press 1994 | Multimedia CD | 570 MB

The ancient world is yours to explore. What was life like for soldiers? Servants? Kings? Discover, through rich images, sound, animation, and video, the mysteries and marvels of life in ancient times.

Discovery - Man Made Marvels: Taipei 101 (2006)  

Posted by FlameKylin303 at Jan. 11, 2010
Discovery - Man Made Marvels: Taipei 101 (2006)

Discovery - Man Made Marvels: Taipei 101 (2006)
DVDRip | English | 48 mins | 704x400 | XViD | 25 FPS | MP3-128kbps | 743 Mb
Gener: Documentary

Taipei 101 is the world's tallest sky scraper. It's 508 metres of the most high-tech engineering and construction on the planet, mixing ancient values with cutting-edge technology and taking the heart of Taiwan into the future. Designing and building the world's tallest sky scraper was no easy task because here in Taipei, two of the most powerful forces of nature - earthquakes and typhoons - combine to make going super tall a super challenge. Using world-leading engineering and construction techniques, Taipei 101 not so much conquers nature but outsmarts it. The result is a man made marvel: a unique mega-structure of unprecedented size, shape, and technology, built to withstand the very worst that nature can dish out. And it's not just as a super structure where Taipei 101 pushes the boundaries. Taipei 101 is a benchmark of technological brilliance and innovation, a record-breaking megastructure that defies nature and puts the small island of Taiwan firmly amongst the giants of global industry.

Microsoft Ancient Lands  

Posted by gigamax at Oct. 7, 2009
Microsoft Ancient Lands

Microsoft Ancient Lands (Multimedia edition)
Multimedia CD | Educational | ISBN: 1572310200 | 570 MB

The ancient world is yours to explore. What was life like for soldiers? Servants? Kings? Discover, through rich images, sound, animation, and video, the mysteries and marvels of life in ancient times. Discover the wonders of the ancient world, from the dawn of Egypt to the glory of Greece to the fall of Rome. Find out how people lived, and how their ways of life influence us today. Experience ancient life with nearly 1,000 interactive articles, illustrated with full-color images and featuring hours of sound and narration. Watch as the past comes to life in video clips that both entertain and inform. Explore on your own, listening to legends and stories of everyday life told by people of the times, or choose from fascinating narrated guided tours. Learn the most amazing facts - like why so many Egyptian paintings look alike - in narrated animations. Or turn discovery into doing with hands-on activities such as puzzles and matching games.

Discovery - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece  Video

Posted by tvsheet at July 31, 2009
Discovery - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece

Discovery - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
English | 24 minutes | 640 x 352 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 348 MB

Travel to a land of breathtaking beauty and ancient intellect, where science, art and inspiration from the gods combined to produce some of the world's greatest marvels of architecture and design. From prehistoric palaces to bold symbols of victory, explore the seven ancient wonders that stir spectators to this day: the Theatre of Epidaurus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Apollo's Temple at Delphi, the Colossus of Rhodes, the settlement at Santorini, the Palace of Knossos and surely the greatest masterpiece of them all: the Parthenon. Learn how such impressive displays of engineering were managed in a time when technology was still in its infancy. Engineers and architectural experts detail the unique structural aspects that make each monument so "wonder-ful," while historians describe each wonder's powerful role in ancient Greek life.