NOVA

Season 27 Episode 10

Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 01, 2000 on PBS
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Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
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Fiction has long taken stabs at life in medieval times. Battles are often depicted as barbaric and simple. By building a huge catapult, called a trebuchet, and testing its accuracy, NOVA studies medieval warfare and the effect that the trebuchet might have had in battle. These war machines may have been simplistic, but they were definitely deadly.moreless

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