What the Ancients Knew - Greece


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The Western world is built on the wisdom and traditions of the ancient Greeks, who uncovered the fundamental principles that established the basics of modern technology. Explore their contributions to geometry, astronomy, and physics and take a close-up look at how they applied their knowledge: Thales predicted an eclipse, Pythagoras discovered mathematical correlation between a musical instrument's string length and its tone, Archimedes developed laws of mechanics, and a group of 90 priests made well-informed educated guesses about many things.

Hosted by Jack Turner. Published by Discovery Channel, 2008.


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A very narrow wiew on knowlige culture civilisation

5 days ago

PYRAMID is the Greek translation for the original name Per Neter (House of nature / power) in Greek PYR means "fire" and AMID means "in the middle". So there you have it ! Pyramid was a building that produced massive energy with it's "Fire In The Middle".
- it was never a tomb.

1 week ago

3:11 No nomad phoenician invented any alphabet... Bullshit documentary! Learn history and then come back ...

1 month ago

Who the fk are Greece ?! There is no such ancient country or people that call there self Greece ....

1 month ago

they never mention females

1 month ago

how can you say the greeks were the first to ask who are we and other questions? How do you know there were not many cultures before them? Our timeline as humans has been manipulated. Check out the video, the Hidden History of Humanity, on utube ..)

1 month ago

"The ancient Oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing." - Socrates

1 month ago

Absolutely loved it, and the presenter was great also! Very low key, by the facts kind of guy, likable.

1 month ago

I admire the Greeks
Always HAVE.THEIR PAST IS GLORIOUS
the food is brilliant
the country is beautiful, the people are warm and intelligent.
having said that , i ve noticed that with the economic downturn inflicted on them...they ve become a bit racist
same seems to apply to Italy
which is also beautiful,and has an astonishing past,too.

2 months ago

Have to be careful as they Freemasons have deceived Us and Hidden Our Real History!

2 months ago

All decendants of the ancient pagan babylonians

2 months ago

heavy burden

2 months ago

BIG PROBLEM ...YOU INTRODUCE GREEKS AS INVENTORS ...MEANTIME THEY INHERITED EVERYTHING FROM SCHYTIANS AND EGYPTIANS ...SHAME !!!

3 months ago

Another moron with inferiority complex

1 month ago

Helicon1 you invented nothing vstupid ugly Greek!!! Democracy was way before stinky Greek!! Do us a favor go fix your economy and get out of EU

1 month ago

FACTS ! UR , EREK , ARPAD , SAMOS , KARPATHOS , KOS , POROS , URU-SOLYMA >>HIERO-SOPLYMA (josephus )=today JERUSALEM , SCHYTOPOLIS , AVARIS etc etc 100s MORE ....SCHYTA - HUN = SPEAKING MAGYAR ....ALL MAGYAR NAMES MUCH BEFORE GREEKS

1 month ago

Facts? I didn't know that pulling opinions out of your ass without stating any source is a ''fact''...

1 month ago

YOU NEED MUCH MORE , IF YOU DISAGGREE WITH THE FACTS

1 month ago

the Antikythera has lots of secrets - now they have learned much more - history repeats itself every 3,600 years...

3 months ago

crazy.....i think this greeks is from other galaxy

3 months ago

paul Nasso We are humans.

2 months ago

...when you don't listen to noise and are not entertained you create!

3 months ago

I LIKE TRAINS

3 months ago

this video is full of lies.there are no greeks in western turkey anymore.turkes killed the last of them at 1914.

3 months ago

tasos dalatsoudis you are so wrong it's funny, indoctrinated to hate each other I guess.

2 months ago

if u want to know what it means ask a greek. it means protecting from men

3 months ago

cool next time talk about specifect things

4 months ago

i am a you tuber check my channel i play games and do contests it is samir dude

4 months ago

He sounds like Russel Hartey! :-)

4 months ago

Truth seekers and scholars of truth know that there is know such thing as Greek philosophy, science, math etc. The Greeks were great students.

4 months ago

Remove head from arse and open a book.

3 months ago

Begin to demolish all the monuments and architecture of Greece…
Break down all Greece in depth 100 meters.
Break down throughout Italy at a depth of 100 meters.
Empty all your museums from around the world.
Break down everything Greek from around the globe.
Delete the Greek language from everywhere…
From your medical, your pharmaceutical. From your math ( geometry, algebra…), from your science, from your chemistry, from your astronomy, from your politics, from your daily life.
Delete the math, delete every shape, make the triangle-octagon, make the straight-curve, get off the geometry of your buildings, roads, your games, your cars, turn off the name of every disease and every drug, delete the democracy and politics, delete gravity and bring all upside-down, change the satellites you have at a square orbit, change all of your books (because there will always be even one Greek word), delete from your daily life each Greek word, change the gospels, change the name of Christ, because it comes from the Greek and means that the one who have the nomination, change the shape of each temple (not in a Greek geometry), forget Alexander the Great, forget all the Mythical and Historical heroes , change the culture, change the name of the history, change the names of the universities, change your way of writing, use the Arabic, delete philosophy, delete, delete…
You can say “it cannot happen”…
Well, You Can’t… because after that you will not be able to foothold even one sentence!
Greece can not be extinguished…the Greeks (Hellenes) , their offer on this planet…
The challenge, however, still stands…

Signature: Rispen, Jean (Algeria 1849 – Paris 1926). French novelist and dramatist….. about Greece (Hellas)

4 months ago

Point??

1 month ago

the ancients were no primitives , they had advanced technologies ,and they used cutting numeric machines even more advanced that what we have today. who look closer to what that remains today clearly see the fact that they used advanced machinery, the powers to be love to tell us otherwise because we are stupid believers.

4 months ago

Based on archaeological and etymological evidence Greek writing predates the so-called "semito-Phoenician" that this video implies by thousands of years. The semito-Phoenician nomads who occupied the area received the alphabet from the Greeks which originated from the Creto-Mycenean writing system of the original Phoenician Greek people.

5 months ago

He shows Turkish people and says their ancestors were the Ionians. How wrong is that. Turkish people came in the area in the Middle Ages, the last Ionian Greeks fled after 1922 to modern Greece after the population exchange between the Balkan countries. Like the other day I was watching a doc about the Vikings and their ''Viking'' actors were speaking German. Guys you want to make a history doc, get your facts right. Ppppfff

5 months ago

I was in Turkey 1957-1959, the times at end of ww1 were hard.

6 months ago

most Greek-Americans would have too much nerve if they try to take any credit for their marvelous forebarers as they are the complete antithesis of them - a true shame !

7 months ago

WONDERFULLY​ MADE SHOW

7 months ago

Grid system is terrible, radial is much better.

7 months ago

BUNCH OF NONSENSE

8 months ago

fetusbuddha Why?

2 months ago

Got any Phoenician books to read...??

8 months ago

You can't watch Anything on Greece without seeing a fucking olive

9 months ago

kaiden8701 LMAO 😂

7 months ago

Greeks were just mimicking ancient Egyptians and this documentary is another tool to brainwash you into believing Greeks arrived at their culture independently

9 months ago

Haaaahahahah.The egyptians creatd nothing!The greeks just used them as workers.The ptolemaey cleopatra where greeks.Greeks scientists who lived in egypt made everything.why i talk at all to ignorants.

2 months ago

Show us pyramid anywhere in greece

5 months ago

"Thales predicted a particularly rich harvest." Here Thales sounds like an oracle, not a scientist.

9 months ago

The greece also did set the base for what europe is.
If only they will get constantinopel,izmir and north cyprus back to be their own, then i will rest and get a live,haha

9 months ago

The elephant in the room nobody speaks about is that Christianity brought the ancient world, Greece and Rome, to its knees: it imposed ignorance where knowledge flourished.

1 year ago

And what civilisation is that?

1 month ago

Enjoy your subjugation by Muslim dogs..... Good fucking Luck!!! Time to grow a beard and give your 9-year old daughter to a 40-year old man to sexually enslave.... Enjoy IslamoFascism

1 month ago

Funny how you left out the part where Christianity later birthed the Most Advanced civilization the world has EVER seen!!! You hateful, biased, Bigoted Faggot!!!

1 month ago

Absolutely!

2 months ago

how could you say that the ancient Greeks were the first to ask the questions of were do we come from and why, that seems like a question that any civilization would ask?

1 year ago

what is the tune at 26:02

1 year ago

at 23:00 what is the tune

1 year ago

Pythagoras was the "father " of geometry not the Egyptian bozo they mention ,this is propaganda.

1 year ago

All these documentaries on ancient Greece are such bullshit.

1 year ago

This whole documentary is a lie enough said. Show me one school before the moors came to Spain. I'll answer it for you it doesn't exist. Oh you don't have to believe me just look at the roman accounts of Europe before their decline. The Grecians didn't even have a written language during the period he's referring to. smh ridiculous...

1 year ago

Google Linear A, Linear B moron

1 month ago

*out

1 year ago

that Pythagoras....
I can't work him....!

1 year ago

Beautiful Greece. I always wanted to visit the ancient sites.

1 year ago

What the greeks knew? Well, let me think..
Odometer, aeolipile, Colossus of Rhodes, Architas'pigeon, polybolos, soft-air ballista, periaktos, Antikythera mechanism, linothorax, puzzle (game), anglemetre, screw cutter, mechanism to regulate the start of chariots in race, syringe, dry docks, floating bricks, parabolic mirrors, pantographs and pointing machines, roof tiles, spiral staicases, sambuca siege engine, differential gears, nautical odometre, dioptra, asteriskos and other surveying instruments, cranes, washstand, elevator, camera obscura, plumbing sistem, corvus device, chewing gum, underfoor heating, torsion artillery, shock-absorber, stentophoric tube, water locks, hula hoop, soldering of iron, oldest musical composition in the world,showers, calipers, fire hoses, flametrowers, linothorax, phalanx, automata, water clocks, Archimedes'ray, Archimedes'claw, elepolis, alarm siren, syrakousia, tessarakontres, leontophoros, vending machine' wind-powered organ, water-powered organ, Hero's device to open the doors of temples, Pharos, pulley, crane, watermills, diving bell, using eletric rays to numb the pain in physical operations, optical refinements for temples, water-flush toilet, Archimedes'screw, universal joint, gimbal, fore-and-aft rig, lateen sail, altimetre, weather vane, planetary system simulator, hydraulic telegraph of Aeneas, steam cannon, crank handle, siphon, crossbow, wheelbarrow, railway, proper anchors, forced-air pump, Pythagoras'cup, thermometer,chain drive,astrolabe,floating bridge, 40 metres-high siege tower covered in iron plates moved by an internal device and armed with 20 ballistai, innovative communication system via beacons, advanced plumbing syste with ventilating shafts, library of Alexandria, patent law, subside for disables, democracy, possibility of criticizing and removing your leaders, impressive architectural feats, evolution theories, studies on electricity, meteorology, great progresses in medicine, algebra, physics, geology and mathematics alike, urban planning, Erathostenes's calculation of the earth's circumference, philosophy and all the various accademies, universities and schools of thought, one of highest (if not the highest) literacy rate in the ancient world, coin money (though this is disputed), geographical explorations, carthography, studies on logic, theatre, anatomism, countless scientific discoveries, olympics, atomistic theory, first coockbook in history, flourishing of arts, historiography, hippocratic oath, musical notation sistem, rhetoric, home to some of the finest, most technologically advanced and efficient armies of the ancient world, bedrock of western civilization, influence on islamic civilization, on Persia, on India, on buddhism, christianity and islam alike, just to name a few things.

1 year ago

When did you get time to write all this

1 month ago

Do you not gave books where you come from?

3 months ago

Gustavo Larancia you fool, most of what you claim the Greeks invented was invented by the Chinese, Mesopotamians, Sumerians and Indians and Arabs independently well before Greece, and in most cases the Greeks received the information from these civilizations

3 months ago

Even though Egypt had no sufficiently advanced mechanical, military or seafaring technology of its own as opposed to the greeks who did?
Even though egyptian and greek architecture were different down to the basics?
Even though their political systems were almost exact opposites?
Event though cultural aspects of Greece like the theatre or olympics had no correspondent in Egypt?
Even though the few things the greeks got or partially inherited from the egyptians (mathematics, geometry, medicine) etc. the greeks themselves very openly and gladly admitted it, and never tried to take the credit for it?

You mental midgets will use the "muh eurocentrism" excuse to justify any senseless blabber.
No matter how unread, biased and blind you are, the only thing that suffices for your agenda (stemming mostly from butthurt due european conquest btw) is to claim that anything you don't like or wish was yours, the west stole it. Losers gonna be losers afterall.

6 months ago

Most of what they knew was appropriated from Egypt. This fact may hurt you as you have been lied to by western centric propaganda.

9 months ago

These are Turks shown -in the video. The last Greek Ionians fled back to Greece in1922 as refugees

1 year ago

THere are many Greeks who stayed behind and turned to muslims. They are still living in Turkey.

3 months ago

Wait a minute mr.post man

1 year ago

the phoenician alphabet was made by greeks as the latin also.its time you speak the truth in your documentaries!

2 years ago

Marios Tsoutsoukis The ancient Greek alphabets were more than 30. Which one became from the Phoenicians ? Plus the fact that the Phoenicians were a Greek tribe firstly (=see Philistines from Crete). The Greek Phoenicians were older than the semite Phoenicians. Phoenice was a region in Syria and Palestine. The Greeks went there before the semites. So...

1 month ago

manos zografakis ......Ummmm, You are the only one reading "fake history" and I think I'll believe ACTUAL facts and scientific proof. I'm a realist, if you can provide a SINGLE SHRED of evidence to support that silly ass theory you just mumbled, I will wholeheartedly believe you. However, you have a LOT of work to do lol. Some people think the Earth is flat and the moon is hollow, even though the laws of physics would not allow that. Just because you heard, read, dreamt, that something did or didn't happen doesn't mean it is true. I don't know where you get your DNA info from but it doesn't agree (AT ALL) with ANY of the most MODERN, ACCURATE, and REPRODUCIBLE, DNA results. You can't argue when Universities and labs all over the country and the WORLD all independently come up with the same answers and keep getting more and more accurate on human ancestry and origins. Just because YOU don't WANT to believe the actual science doesn't mean you're right. You just sound like a conspiracy theorist who thinks every single lab and University is coming up with lies to..... idk what.... What I DO know is that Greeks did NOT always inhabit Greece..... 100,000 years ago there were NO MODERN humans in Greece! ALL modern humans came out of Africa. Don't believe me, go get your DNA tested. Even 10,000 years ago they have (surprisingly actually) discovered that all modern humans still had pretty dark skin and "white-skinned people" started to lose their melanin much slower than previously thought. Oh, also the Phoenician alphabet was ADOPTED by the Greeks and then the Greek alphabet was adopted by the Romans and that "Latin" alphabet is the one currently used in most Western languages.

1 month ago

😂

1 month ago

Good to know...thanks

1 month ago