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Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Season 40 Episode 5 | 52m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex-shaped rear mirror, leading one of them to compare the level of design to the engineering standards of 1930's.

Aired: 02/06/13

Rating: TV-PG

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