China: Innovation in Ancient China
When it comes to technology you may believe that China is catching up to the rest of the world, but they are actually farther ahead of us than you think.
Assignment Discovery: Triangular Trade
With its strong navy, Britain dominated the slave trade and turned it in to an industry. The triangular trade refers to the bond between Africa, America and Europe. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Middle Passage of Slave Trade
The Middle Passage of the slave trade was the trip from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S. For the slaves, it was horrific, inhumane, and unbearable, and many died along the way. Learn more from Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Irrigation in Egypt
From the Archives of Discovery: Watch as these Egyptian farmers irrigate their fields using the same technology their ancestors used thousands of years ago. Learn more about irrigation in this video.
Brick Making in Egypt
From the Archives of Discovery: Watch as Egyptian laborers make mud bricks with the same methods used to build bricks for the pyramids. Learn more about pyramids and brick making in this video.
Assignment Discovery: Slave Ship Captains
Slave ship captains had the power to do whatever was necessary to maintain control, while bringing ships of slaves across the ocean for trade. Learn more on the Discovery Channel's series "Assignment Discovery."
What the Ancients Knew: Archimedes on Force
Take a load off and examine Archimedes' principles of levers and pulleys in action. Find out how it works with host Jack Turner on The Science Channel's "What the Ancients Knew."
Assignment Discovery: The Ghana Empire
The Ghana empire was the first great empire in early African history. The Ghana empire became rich by taxing Muslims who traveled to sell gold and salt. Learn more about the Ghana empire on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Salem Witch Trials
On the Discovery Channel series, "Assignment Discovery, the Salem witch trials are discussed. A group of teenage girls began to accuse townspeople of being possessed by the devil, leading to biased trials and death.
What the Ancients Knew: The Roman Catapult
Watch as a team reconstructs the Roman Balistia, a catapult that was used by the Ancient Romans. Learn more about the technology and weapons of the Ancient Romans on the Science Channel's "What the Ancients Knew."
Assignment Discovery: Spherical Geometry
The Greeks were the first to discover the differences between the geometry of the plane and the sphere. Learn more about spherical geometry with this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery."
Adolf Fick: Contact Lens
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What if the Cold War never ended?
Most historians agree that the fall of the Soviet Union occurred in 1991, and the KGB was dissolved in the same year. Or was it? Tune in to learn how a Soviet defector convinced high-level members of the US government that the KGB still controls Russia.
Rome's Colossally Cool Colosseum
Although the Colosseum of Rome is in ruins, it remains an impressive testament to the might of the Roman Empire. In this episode, Rachel and Matt delve into the fascinating story of one of the ancient world's most impressive structures.
World War II and the Holocaust
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Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries: Boats
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Treasure Quest: Spanish Coins
In this video from "Treasure Quest," numismatist (coin expert) David W. Lange discusses the silver coins found at the Black Swan site. Like similar gold coins, they reveal the surprisingly unattractive faces of former Spainish monarchs.
Castle walls were built to withstand brutal sieges; some were built so well that they're still standing. Learn more about castles in this video from the archives of Discovery.