History's Mysteries II
The ancient world continues to provide surprising and mysterious discoveries — artifacts that raise as many questions as answers. Today, we will visit the depths of the sea to ask whether the ancient Greeks were building computers that just shouldn’t have been possible all those centuries ago. We will ask why dinosaurs ate rocks and why civilizations in Peru carved beautiful, elaborate drawings into their landscape. Prepare to be astonished!
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What mystery was solved by the discovery of rocks that dinosaurs carried in their stomachs?
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Is this the World's Oldest Computer?
Found amid the wreckage of a sunken ship near Greece, a mysterious device called the Antikythera Mechanism shows that ancient technology was far more advanced than we thought. What could it do? Just wait till you see!
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Rocks Solve an Ancient Mystery
Who Made these Giant Drawings?
Let’s adventure to Peru, where researchers have discovered dozens of designs etched into the landscape. Huge spiders, monkeys, dogs and more. They are centuries old. But how were they made? And why make drawings that can only be seen from high above when there were no airplanes?
Were Batteries Invented 2,000 Years Ago?
Take a look at this ancient ceramic pot with a copper tube and an iron nail inside. What could that possibly have been used for? Well, scientists think it may have been used to generate electricity… thousands of years before we thought humans had that technology.
The Riddles of Easter Island
On a small island in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, there are nearly 900 massive stone sculptures of human heads, called moai. How were they made and why? How could they have been moved when they were ridiculously heavy? Scientists have worked for years to find answers. What have they learned?