Ancient Computer? Explore the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient machine that was discovered deep in the Aegean Sea. Could it perhaps have been an ancient computer? Could Archimedes have had a hand in its creation?
Galen, Doctor To The Gladiators Discover the revolutionary work of Galen, the great Roman doctor to the gladiators, who was performing brain surgery 2,000 years ahead of his time. We also explore the sophistication of Roman medicine and compare it to modern techniques.
Heron Of Alexandria Travel to Alexandria, Egypt - the home of inventors and philosophers in ancient times. One of the greatest inventors was Heron of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician, geometer, and worker in mechanics, who taught at the famous Museum. His strange inventions, such as automaton theaters - puppet theaters worked by strings, drums, and weights - automatic doors, and coin-operated machines, were famous throughout the ancient world.