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Impossible Naval Engineering - Ancient Discoveries (History Documentary)nnShot on location in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Ancient Discoveries unearths amazing technologies we think of as modern, but which actually have their origins in antiquity. The series travels back in time to uncover remarkably sosphisticated inventions and to celebrate the ancient engineers whose ingenuity laid the foundations for todays technology.nnNaval engineering has led the way in technological advances through all History. For the simple reason that if anything goes wrong at sea, you're dead.nnRelive the most extraordinary Naval ambitions of antiquity. The macabre collapsible death-yacht,commissioned by Roman emperor Nero, as a one- time-only assassination device--designed to kill his own mother. The ship that needed no engine and powered up-river by itself. The underwater booby trap defense system that smashed through pirate hulls in15th century Italy. The chemical bomb fire ships that killed hundreds on the high seas of ancient Greece. And in a high adrenaline investigation, for the first time on television, we build and test the oldest white-water rapids crafts ever discovered.