Nova1974 | TV Show
PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)
Premiered: March 3, 1974
Season 27, Episode 11 Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
First Aired: February 1, 2000
“Secrets of Lost Empires,” a five-part miniseries in which engineers and craftspeople re-create technological wonders of the past. First up: “Medieval Siege,” which follows a crew of 40 as they build and test two versions of a catapult that narrator Stacy Keach calls “the atomic bomb of the Middle Ages.” It was the “trebuchet,” and it could sling 250-pound rocks into castles with devastating results---as England's King Edward I demonstrated in 1304 when his trebuchet made short work of Scotland's Stirling Castle.
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