Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Machines of the Gods

Temple of Zeus in Olympia 

Today on Far Future Horizons we are proud to present another episode from the History Channel’s acclaimed documentary series “Ancient Discoveries” titled “Machines of the Gods”.

This instalment of Ancient Discoveries will take an in depth look at the temple machines used to bedazzle worshipers in the ancient temples of Greece and Egypt.

We will be given the chance to take a peek behind the curtain and learn the secrets behind the technical wizardry employed by temple priests to create an atmosphere of realism, mysticism and magic during temple rituals.

These machines evoked emotions of awe and fear in all that came to worship. Devices such as these would definitely have been used in Temple of Zeus in Olympia where there was a huge and larger-than-life gold and ivory statue of Zeus. This statue no longer exists and was once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Ancient Discoveries - Machines of the Gods - Graphic depiction of Heron of Alexandria's statue of Venus and Mars.

Ancient Discoveries is one documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from

Ancient Discoveries - Machines of the Gods

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