The Re-Inventors

Season 1 Episode 10

Battering Ram

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2010 on Smithsonian Channel
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Battering Ram
It wasn’t long after humans began building walled cities that they looked for ways to smash through them. Battering rams were the weapons of choice at the time, and with a half a million pounds of impact force behind them, it’s no wonder why they were used by invading forces for centuries. Join Re-Inventors Matt and Jeremy as they get medieval and recreate their own full-scale battering ram. Using period materials and methods, they investigate the amount of manpower necessary to create these amazing machines and examine the science behind themmoreless

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