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NOVA: Chinese Chariot Revealed

Airs Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Chariot wheel.

Credit: Courtesy of Han Zhang / Copyright Lion Television

Above: Chariot wheel.

Archaeological findings guide builders in reconstructing and testing China’s first super-weapon.

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon.

By recreating a battle chariot, NOVA reveals the design secrets which made them such a long-lived war machine.

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For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon.

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A NOVA production by Lion Television for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with JSBC-I and ARTE France. Produced and directed by Giulia Clark. Executive Producer is Bill Locke. Edited by Steve Brown.

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