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
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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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