The early fourth century saw the creation of a mobile armour-plated
siege tower armed with the world's first catapults; this team of
builders must re-create a 12-metre-high "City Destroyer"; will they
get the job done and defeat a local "enemy"?
2.00 p.m. |DISCC| Superweapons of the Ancient World: The Ram
The team, including top military engineers from the U.S. military
academy at West Point, re-creates a Roman tortoise ram and tests it
by trying to demolish a specially re-created replica of an ancient
six-metre-high, 3.5-metre-thick city wall.
3.00 p.m. |DISCC| Superweapons of the Ancient World: The Claw
History says that Archimedes created a terrifying secret weapon that
plucked Roman warships from the sea and smashed them against the
rocks; could such a devastating weapon have been built using
available technology in 213 BC?
DISCC = Discovery Channel (Canada)