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Blog entry by Mauricio posted 02-15-2013 01:58 AM 1118 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is great show. Historians study the Egyptian chariot and then build it just like the original. Some pretty amazing ancient woodworking.

It’s about an hour long and is free online. Enjoy!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/pharaoh-chariot.html

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch



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luv2learn

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 03:01 AM

We also watched this on PBS. There are many things that the ancients did that puzzle modern man. The chariot was one of them. For those who haven’t seen this program it is worth a watch.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 03:03 AM

watching it currently while I work late :-)

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 03:39 AM

Thanks a bunch for posting this.
I watch a lot of Nova’s stuff but missed this one.
PBS TV is about the only things I watch anymore besides some sports.
Thanks Mauricio.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 06:51 AM

I agree this was a great show. I actually got to see this chariot when I was in Cairo.I’m just amazed at thier skill. Can you imagine what they would turn out if they had our tools?

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 02:39 PM

i saw it on the dvr recorded it knowing i would so be interested. great episode.

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 02:45 PM

I’m glad you guys enjoyed it.

This show gave me a whole new respect for steam bending and for Egyptian woodworking. They knew some stuff! And now there is only one shop that still knows how to do steam bending which is sad.

And we only know about these things from them because they wrote it down and preserved the technology in tombs. Imagine what technology predates them that is lost because it was not preserved.

The design of the chariot is also amazing. You can tell that it was refined and perfected over years with few parts that all serve multiple functions.

Pretty cool.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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