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Nova: Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Nova: Building Pharaoh's Chariot

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Around 3,600 years ago, reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depict pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution, and was the secret weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the Egyptian chariot really a revolutionary design? How decisive a role did it play in the bloody battles of the ancient world? in Building Pharaoh's Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features, including spoke wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex shaped rear mirror, leading one of them to compare the level of design to the engineering standards of 1930's-era Buicks! By driving the pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, Nova's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.

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    Title: Nova: Building Pharaoh's Chariot
    Genre: TV Variety & Misc, Special Interest-Science&Tech
    Starring: Nova
    Release Date: 4/16/2013
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 6258
    UPC: 841887018470
    Item #: 508025X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/16/2013
    Studio: PBS (Direct)

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