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Ancient armaments are re-created and tested.
Season 1, Episode 3
October 21, 2004
The team has seven days to build a fourth-century siege tower armed with catapults (using period materials and construction techniques) that can be used to breach the fortified city walls of Essaouira in Morocco.
Season 1, Episode 1
October 14, 2004
Engineers, timber framers and blacksmiths build a giant claw attached to a wooden crane that could smash a Roman galley using period techniques and materials sourced from Morocco.
Season 1, Episode 2
The team, using materials sourced on-site in Morocco, attempt to construct a Roman “Tortoise Ram,” capable of breaching a 20-foot-high, 12-foot-thick replica of an ancient city wall.
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