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About the Show

NOVA: Egyptian reliefs dating from 3,600 years ago depict pharaohs and warriors riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot proved to be the revolutionary secret weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest. In this documentary, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots to determine if they could have marked a crucial turning point in ancient military history.