Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Mega Machines of the Ancients


"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth." ~ Archimedes

Today on Far Future Horizons we get to the bottom of a very heavy subject: how could ancient engineers build and move impossibly large structures with only human or animal power?

In this episode of Ancient Discoveries we take a close look at the ancient Mega Machines that were used in the large-scale engineering projects in the ancient world. Three thousand years before steam power, engineers achieved remarkable feats of heavy lifting.

Pharos of Alexandria

The Ancients also harnessed water power and solar energy on a mega scale.  In this episode of Ancient Discoveries we also explore Archimedes’ Claw and Heat Ray.

Archimedes’ Claw

Our ancient forbearers undertook some of the most outstanding mega scale engineer projects that astound us to this day and built the foundations of modern civilization. Not with the help of ancient astronauts but through their own perseverance, innate intellect and the application of well understood physical principles.
Who needs ancient aliens and their antigravity when using the well understood laws of physics you can create incredibly powerful compound mega machines?

Ancient Discoveries - Ancient Mega Machines - Trajan's Column, Rome.

Ancient Discoveries - Mega Machines is one documentary  you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from and the History Channel.

Ancient Discoveries - Mega Machines

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