Got a load on the Sky Box & just going through them. Really interesting show.
They basically investigate how ancient civilisations did things. Seen some really cool stuff.
One show on The Vikings in Iceland. They mined these crystals from the Volcanoes which allowed them to navigate in stormy seas. The Crystals had a unique property that splits light into 2 seperate dots. Move the crystal around: One stays stationary, while the other moves in a circle around it.
Another was how, in Spain - the Romans used underground shafts filled with water to make mountains explode. They’d dig the tunnels… fill them with water & the pressure inside the rock would build up and then BOOM! Should have seen this area in Spain - little columns of mountain. Was worth cleaning up the mess to get the Gold from the rubble.
There was yet another one about the fortress at Constantinople in the 15th C. They had a huge cannon, and they bounced the balls over the water to put holes in the waterline of the ships - A la Dambusters. Pretty ****ing advanced.
Another mad show on that I taped - Cocaine Submarines!!!
The Cartels are using ex-Russian Naval Designers to build these low profile “semi-submersibles”.
They’re making LOADS of them. Mad to watch. They construct dry docks in the mangroves… then when the tide comes in, eventually - they release the boards & pilot it out, over to mexico.
Should see it. They’ve got a proper little shipyard going. The subs are crude enough… but you can see the Russian influence on them. They look like little attack craft, with just a little windscreen jutting out over the waves. Low profile makes detection by radar impossible. They’ve got a car engine in them… and have the exhaust pointing down to the waves to kill the heat signature… so thats not an option.
They have a Coke Sub Graveyard, with all the captured Subs. Cost about $1m each I think. But they’re getting real advanced. Early ones were like an unmanned barrel with fins - latest ones have a crew of 3, air conditioning system and a “stealth” covering. You can really see the evolution.
They’re making proper ****ing underwater subs now too.