Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Record Breakers
What was the fastest thing in the ancient world and is it still the fastest man-made machine today? Ancient Discoveries builds a replica of a 2000 year old "jet engine", Heron’s steam engine, the Aeolipile. A weapons team finally reveal the only weapon in history that can shoot around corners–and solve a 500 year old debate.
Explosives experts reveal that the world’s first gun was made of fruit, the Chinese Gourd Gun. And on a windswept beach in Britain, can a team of historians and engineers beat the ancient world land speed record?