Innovative, ingenious and downright deadly - ancient warfare uncovered. Ancient Discoveries takes a comprehensive look at the fascinating world of ancient warfare, ranging from the ingenious to the truly gruesome. Military innovation is consistently at the cutting edge of technological advances. Almost all technology on the planet today owes its origins to inventions driven by one purpose - war. Whether it was the systems by which ancient intelligence services transmitted messages over thousands of miles, or the early methods of airborne attack, we discover how most of today's lethal weapons owe their origins to the inventors of the ancient world. An in-depth look at early torture methods demonstrates how brutal the people were and how widely accepted the use of even the most heinous methods were.