Saturday, October 17, 2009

BBC - Secrets Of The Ancients - The Claw


Whenever people today see wonders of the ancient world, like Stonehenge or the Pyramids, the question that always comes up is "how'd they do that? These are the questions that this documentary series tries to answer, and one thing is clear — it wasn't easy!

3. The Claw

The mathematician Archimedes invented a terrifying machine known as The Claw, which was used successfully against the Romans when they attempted to conquer Syracuse. Despite the slight inconvenience that there is no record of the machine's appearance or its mechanism, engineer Jo da Silva attempts to recreate it for Secrets.

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