Siege Engines

Series hosts, archaeologist Stuart Prior and ex Royal Marine Monty Halls, explore the destructive power of siege engines throughout history. Sieges are as old as warfare itself, like Alexander the Great’s siege of Tyre, the Siege of Acre in 1191, right up to modern day, with the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992 being the longest in recent history. Monty and Stuart oversee the building of catapults, including a mangonel and trebuchet, in order to test their power and accuracy.

Wednesday 19 March, 10.30pm on National Geographic

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