Ancient Discoveries

Season 5 Episode 4

Ancient Torture Tech

Full Episode: Ancient Torture Tech

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Throughout history man has gone to great lengths to develop the technology of torture. Learn about a new discovery that proves victim's bones were snapped apart on the rack--not the joints being pulled apart as previously believed. Investigate the actual cause of death for those who were burned at the stake. Watch as a stuntman is set on fire to reveal the truth behind roman emperor Nero's burning tunic of death. Discover how Vlad the Impaler impaled his victims from top to bottom with 3-inch wide stakes--while still keeping them alive for up to three days. Historians, doctors, model makers and virtual reality artists will help to reveal the startling torture technologies of the ancient world.moreless
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Documentary, Educational

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religious mysteries, pondering life, legendary people, history defining moment, explaining the universe