Story of the Nabataeans, a desert people who carved the city of Petra out of the Jordanian mountains some 2,000 years ago. Their culture flourished, then disappeared. We visit the site of the amazing sculpted city, which included temples and colonnaded market streets.
8.30 p.m. |HINT| What the Romans Did for Us: Invasion
Adam Hart-Davis rediscovers the innovations and inventions the Romans brought to Britain. In this episode, the terrifying military equipment that was the key to their success. In the recreated timber fort at The Lunt, Adam discovers how professional cavalry and foot-soldiers were trained for battle. He also reveals how Roman soldiers terrified the natives with charging elephants. In Dorset, Adam encounters a genuine casualty of the Roman war machine, and on top of Hod Hill, he finds out how deadly accurate catapults could lead to the quick surrender of an Iron-Age settlement. Adam also commissions a reconstruction of a potentially lethal weapon--the forerunner of the machine gun.
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